Tuesday, February 15, 2011

When Love Turns Bad.

Steven McKee found guilty of stabbing ex-fiancee

Steven McKee and Lisa Whyte Steven McKee attempted to kill Lisa Whyte at their home in July 2010
A man who stabbed the mother of his children in the neck after she called off their wedding has been convicted of attempted murder.
Steven McKee was found guilty by a majority verdict of trying to kill his ex-fiancee at their home in Slamannan, Falkirk, on 24 July last year.
Lisa Whyte, 32, was treated for serious injuries to her neck following the struggle.
Father-of-two McKee will be sentenced next month.
During the trial at the High Court in Glasgow, jurors heard McKee was left devastated when Ms Whyte called off their wedding after her hen night in Newcastle, a week before the ceremony was due to take place.
'Vicious attack' The day after they were supposed to be married, the court heard that McKee had plunged a knife into her neck after attacking her with two other knives.
McKee claimed that he was trying to kill himself and Ms Whyte had got in the way.
But prosecutor Stephen O'Rourke said it had been a deliberate and vicious attack on an already seriously injured woman.
With the knife sticking out of her neck, Ms Whyte subsequently tried to get help from a neighbour who described her head as "looking like it had been dipped head first in blood".
In a statement, Ms Whyte said her family had been "devastated by this horrendous ordeal" and were relieved that justice had been done.
She added: "I would like to thank all the medical professionals for saving my life. I would also like to thank my friends and family for their continued support, and my thanks to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.
"Under the circumstances I would like to try and put this horrendous ordeal behind me and concentrate on my children and therefore would appreciate my privacy."

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