Woman jailed for murder of partner

A 31-year-old woman has today, Monday 17th October, been jailed for life for the murder of her partner Gary Morgan.

Gary, 36, who is from the Prescot area, was found with a puncture wound to the side of his body at an address in Lavan Close, Everton, on 10 April this year.

He was taken to hospital but sadly died a short time later.

Emma Walsh, formerly of Lavan Close, was found guilty on Friday 14 October of his murder following a trial at Liverpool Crown Court.

She was today sentenced to life, with a minimum of 18 years imprisonment. 

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Drew said, “This is a very tragic case which led to the sad death of a much-loved man.

“The family of Gary Morgan have been left devastated by their loss and have had to endure the ordeal of a court trial as they sought to get justice for Gary’s death.

“I can only hope that the conviction and subsequent sentencing of Emma Walsh can now bring them some comfort.

“Domestic abuse is a complex issue and can take many forms. It can be psychological, financial, sexual, emotional and physical and can affect anyone regardless of sex, ethnicity or religious belief.

“We want to raise awareness of the support that is available to anyone who is or has experienced domestic abuse or has been affected by it so that nobody else has to suffer in silence.

“We have a number of specialist departments within the police to investigate these crimes but it’s important that we all work together to support survivors and collectively work to prevent these crimes occurring in the first place by raising awareness.”

Gary’s family have also issued the following statement: “As a family we would like to pass on our sincere thanks to Mr Benson KC for his hard work and his dedication to get justice for Gary.

“We would also like to thank the CPS and the investigation team from Merseyside Police for all their hard work.

“As a family we are extremely grateful for the support and understanding provided by the family liaison officers, Leanne and Louise, who have been our rock.  

“Thank you to family and friends for all of their support and to the witnesses who had to relive their own experiences again.

“No one should suffer from domestic violence.  Men should not be afraid to come forward if they are suffering from domestic violence from their partner, coming forward is not a sign of weakness it is a sign of strength.”

Image: Gary Morgan/Family handout

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