Olivia Labinjo-Halcrow was sentenced to prison after a retrial after her manslaughter conviction was overturned. In addition, a woman was sentenced to 11 years in jail after stabbing her partner to death in a drunken and drug-fueled frenzy.
In February 2019, Olivia Labinjo-Halcrow murdered Gary Cunningham at her Harborne flat, then stepped over his body ‘without a flicker of emotion’ when police arrived.
After her earlier conviction was overturned on appeal, she was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to prison once more.
Murder Case: Who Is Olivia Labinjo-Halcrow? Boyfriend, Gary Cunningham Killer
Labinjo-Halcrow, 28, had previously been sentenced to 18 years in jail, half of which she would have spent behind bars.
Even though her most recent sentence is much lighter, a legislative change requires her to serve two-thirds of her sentence before being considered for release on parole.
Her six-year-old son Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, who died in June of last while detained, was also considered.
Thomas Hughes, the boy’s father, and Emma Tustin, the boy’s partner, have been charged with murder and will stand trial later.
#JAILED | Olivia Labinjo-Halcrow has been jailed for 18 years today (10 Sept) after killing her partner in a knife attack.
Gary Cunningham, aged 29, was found dead on 23 February. He had been stabbed multiple times.
— West Midlands Police (@WMPolice) September 10, 2019
Olivia Labinjo Son
Olivia Labinjo’s biological son was Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, who is sadly no more in this world.
After his mother, Olivia Labinjo-Halcrow, was suspected of killing her partner in 2019, the boy was placed in his father’s custody.
The devastating last recorded moments of a six-year-old boy were shown to a jury during his father and stepmother’s murder trial.
As he says, ‘ no one loves me, Arthur Labinjo-Hughes is seen struggling to stand and then slumping to the floor in the family home in Solihull, West Midlands.
Arthur walks awkwardly about the living area in the CCTV clip with a limp and gripping a duvet. His father, Thomas Hughes (29), and stepmother, Emma Tustin (32), deny killing him.
Arthur Labinjo-Hughes: Boy cried 'no-one loves me' before death https://t.co/aYOT9XY7uT
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) November 24, 2021
Where Is Olivia Labinjo Now?
In July 2021, Labinjo-Halcrow was convicted guilty of manslaughter for the second time.
Birmingham Crown Court heard that a delivery driver discovered Gary Cunningham’s body in a shared property’s top floor corridor on Frensham Way.
Despite attempts to rescue him, he was pronounced dead at the spot by police and EMS. Officers searched the complex and discovered Olivia Labinjo-Halcrow, 26, in one of the units.
Officers learned of her antagonistic relationship with Mr. Cunningham, which had allegedly culminated in several physical clashes.
Mr. Cunningham died as a consequence of a stab wound to his left leg, according to a post-mortem analysis of a blood-stained knife recovered in the kitchen sink.
She was remanded in detention until July 2, when she will be sentenced.
This harrowing recording of six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes crying "no-one loves me" and "no-one’s going to feed me" have been released, as the murder trial of his father and stepmother nears the end. pic.twitter.com/8Z2mI7jw5z
— talkRADIO (@talkRADIO) November 25, 2021