Georgina Henshaw jailed for life

|News, Violent crime

A 36-year-old woman has today (27 February) been jailed for life, with a minimum term of 16 years to be served, at Birmingham Crown Court after being found guilty of the murder of a 65-year-old man who was found stabbed in his car in Chelmsley Wood.

In the early hours of 7 July 2017, Philip Rolph called ambulance control to inform them that he had been stabbed in the chest and required medical assistance.

The emergency services located the victim who was sat in his Hyundai Coupe in Greenlands Road,  he was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he died a few hours later from his injuries.

Police enquires revealed that the victim had visited 36-year-old Georgina Henshaw at her home in Alder Drive.

Officers arrested Henshaw who was later charged with murder.

She was today found guilty after trial, and been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Georgina Davies, Senior Crown Prosecutor with West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service, said: “We are still do not know the motive behind this brutal murder, but what we know that Philip Rolph visited the defendant’s home and he was then stabbed once in the chest by Henshaw.

“The prosecution team were able to retrieve electronic evidence from the defendant’s mobile phone which showed text conversations in which she made threats to kill the victim prior to him attending her address.

“Henshaw has today been found guilty of the murder Mr Rolph and she will now have to deal with the consequences of her actions.

“Our thoughts are today with the family and friends of Mr Rolph.”

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