A teenager has been convicted of murder after stabbing her teenage boyfriend to death outside their home.
Ellie Wain fatally knifed 18-year-old Kieran Brown as they scuffled on the ground outside their home off Middle Ride, Coventry, on June 1 this year.
He was rushed to hospital by his father but tragically died soon after arriving, around 10.10pm.
Ellie, also 18, told detectives she “never loved anyone like I loved” Kieran Brown when quizzed about the murder. She also claimed that she had acted in self-defence.
She also said she needed the knife for protection.
Wain was convicted of murder at Coventry Crown Court on Monday (December 21) and will be sentenced tomorrow.
They jury heard their on-off relationship was volatile and she had been drinking alcohol and smoking cannabis earlier that day.
Meanwhile Kieran’s family have paid tribute to their “kind loving son, grandson and great grandson” in a statement.
They said: “His life was cut short by the cruel actions of Ellie Wain in a fit of temper because things weren’t going her way.
“We won’t see Kieran grow into a man, he won’t get married or have children.
“There is no sentence that will bring Kieran back our family are living a life sentence of our own – a huge hole has been left where Kieran should be.
“Ellie is young and will get to have a life at some point she has taken this opportunity from Kieran”.
Detective Inspector Adam Jobson, from West Midlands force CID, said: “If Wain hadn’t armed herself with the knife, she would not have been able to inflict the fatal injuries she did, and Kieran would still be alive today.
“This will now mean she loses her freedom for a long time.
“This is yet another reminder of the fatal consequences that carrying and using knives can have. I urge anyone that picks up a knife to stop and think before it’s too late, there is no going back.”