Manchester

Bernadette Watt jailed for uncle's murder

Bernadette Watt
Image caption Bernadette Watt was ordered to serve at least 22 years in jail

A 29-year-old woman has been jailed for life for murdering her uncle.

Bernadette Watt, of Vincent Avenue, Sholver, Oldham, stabbed 48-year-old Peter Watt at a house on Coleridge Road, Sholver, on 19 November.

When police were called, a voice could be heard shouting: "He's dead, he's dead. I've killed him, I've killed him, he's dead."

Watt, who was convicted by jury on Friday, was jailed for a minimum of 22 years at Manchester Crown Court.

Greater Manchester Police said Mr Watt had been at his brother's house on Coleridge Road with a number of other people drinking on the afternoon and evening before he was killed.

A row had broken out and Mr Watt was stabbed three times.

When officers arrived at the house, he was found lying on the floor, being cradled by his brother, with Bernadette Watt screaming and shouting nearby.

Mr Watt was pronounced dead at the scene and a post-mortem examination later found he died from a single stab wound to the heart.

Senior Investigator Andrew Tattersall said: "Our thoughts remain with the family of Peter Watt.

"Only Watt knows why she did what she did, and it is clear that she will have to live with that for the rest of her life."

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