(CMR) Brianna Michelle Watler (25) has pleaded guilty to killing her boyfriend, Azzan Sherieff (23), during a fight last September in North Side, where the couple lived.
She entered a not guilty plea to murder but entered a plea for manslaughter in Grand Court earlier today.
Director of Public Prosecutions Cheryll Richards QC told the court that the crown was willing to accept the plea as there was significant evidence of provocation at the scene of the killing.
The country’s leading prosecutor said Watler had sustained a number of injuries, which police witnessed when they came to the scene of the fatal stabbing. Forensic evidence also supported the account that Watler gave when she was interviewed about what appears to have been a very violent domestic dispute.
Watler cried silently while details of the case were disclosed. A sentencing date has been set for 19 April.