Stoke & Staffordshire

Bridget Purcell and Stephanie Stubbs murdered man in his home

Bridget Purcell (l) and Stephanie Stubbs
Image caption Bridget Purcell (l) and Stephanie Stubbs were convicted on Friday

Two women have been convicted of murdering a man in his home in Stoke-on-Trent.

Bridget Purcell, 42, of Boulton Street, Birches Head and Stephanie Stubbs, 24, of no fixed address, denied killing William Anderson in January.

The 38-year-old died of a single stab wound to the chest at his home on Chorlton Road in Birches Head.

Purcell must serve 16-and-a-half years and Stubbs 15 years, a Stafford Crown Court judge ruled on Friday.

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