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Husband forgives wife who stabbed him 22 times in jealous rage, court hears

A husband forgave his wife after she stabbed him 22 times in a jealous rage, a court heard yesterday.

Joanne Singleton, 49, left husband Kevin fighting for his life after becoming convinced he was having an affair.

She raised concerns with her daughter that her husband was seeing someone else despite his denials.

She sent texts saying she “would not be taken for a mug” and it was “pay day”. The next morning she attacked her husband of 25 years in their kitchen.

Kevin told Hull crown court: “I thought she was the one I was going to spend my life with. There is an element of forgiveness because I love her.

“I can’t forget that day but on balance I forgive her.”

Singleton roped in their son Fox, 22, who hid two knives and a blade inside a McDonald’s bag, the court heard.

David Bradshaw, prosecuting, said: “Fox Singleton called an ambulance and told the operator his father was lying on the floor with a head injury and a ­puncture wound to his back.

“The police were called… Fox Singleton was in the garden, calm, throwing a ball to a dog. Police asked Joanne Singleton what had happened and she said, ‘I have no idea. I just found him in the doorway.’ The officer noticed Fox Singleton had blood on his clothing.”

Kevin was airlifted to hospital after his son said he called the emergency services when he heard his mum scream.

Crime scene investigators searched the home in Scunthorpe, Lincs, and also found a knife handle in the conservatory.

Singleton said of her son: “He was just looking after his mum. I didn’t want to kill him, I just wanted to hurt him. I could have killed him.”

Fox Singleton said his father told him to hide the knives to protect his mum.

Her daughter described Singleton as a loving mum and gran in a letter handed to Judge John Thackray QC.

Sentencing them, he said: “It is tragic your family has disintegrated following the attack.”

Joanne Singleton was jailed for six years and eight months for wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Fox Singleton was handed a suspended term of eight months for two charges of assisting an offender.

Det Insp Kerry Bull said after the case the attack “could have cost Kevin his life”.

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