06 Dec 2019

A woman in Cutteslowe, north Oxford, has pleaded not guilty to one count of attempted murder against her landlord according to an article in Landlord Today.

A jury at Oxford Crown Court heard that Stacey Bilverstone stabbed her landlord, Andrew Davis, in the neck. 

Bilverstone claims that she was acting in self defence on 25 June this year outside the property they shared in Kendall Crescent, Cutteslowe, Oxford.  

But the prosecutor Charles Ward-Jackson told the court that Davis “felt sorry” for Bilverstone, 42, who, in his opinion, had become “a bit of a nightmare flat mate”.

Ward-Jackson said things kicked off when Bilverstone arrived home in a bad mood in June and attacked Davis and started strangling him.

She allegedly then took hold of a kitchen knife and chased him around a parked car before stabbing him in the neck and once in the throat, severing minor arteries.

Bilverstone denies attempting to murder Davis, instead her defence claimed during the trial that she acted to protect herself and that the landlord had subjected her to a campaign of abuse in the run-up to that night, including claims by the defendant that the landlord beat her and kept her confined in the flat, and even once raped her. 

Bilverstone’s trial has now concluded with Judge Ian Pringle summing up the cases of the prosecution and defence before sending jurors out to deliberate.

A further story concerning the same attacker and same address (so assumed to be the same case) reported

Stacey Bilverstone, of no fixed address, was found not guilty of attempted murder by a jury at Oxford Crown Court.

She was arrested after the attack in Kendall Crescent in Cutteslowe, Oxford, on 25 June.

Thames Valley Police said a 57-year-old man required surgery for wounds to his neck and throat.

Det Con Victoria Hopkins, of the force’s criminal investigation department in Oxford, said: “This was a vicious attack by Bilverstone.

“She stabbed her victim, who was already on the ground, several times in the back and then caused a severe injury with another wound to his throat.

“Bilverstone showed no regards for this man’s life and she caused horrific and almost fatal injuries.

“Along with that, she has not taken responsibility for her actions on that day, causing the victim the additional ordeal of a trial where he has had to relive those dreadful moments, which could so easily have been his last.”

Bilverstone will be sentenced at Oxford Crown Court on 17 January.

Read original article in Landlord Today

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