St Helens mum-of-three GUILTY of murdering partner

Amanda O'Shaughnessy, who has been found guilty of murdering her partner David Butterworth
Amanda O'Shaughnessy, who has been found guilty of murdering her partner David Butterworth

A mum-of-three has been told she faces life in jail after being found guilty of stabbing her partner to death during an argument.

Amanda O’Shaughnessy, 29, admitted knifing David Butterworth at their Tlbrook Drive home in Sutton.

David Butterworth, who was killed by his partner Amanda O'Shaughnessy

David Butterworth, who was killed by his partner Amanda O'Shaughnessy

The 29-year-old claimed she acted in self-defence but a jury at Liverpool Crown convicted her this week of 38-year-old Mr Butterworth’s murder.

Judge Mark Brown adjourned sentencing for background reports to be prepared.

O’Shaughnessy’s trial heard claims the couple had frequent rows sparked by Mr Butterworth’s heavy drinking.

She claimed he had been violent towards her on the night of his murder.

Shortly after his death, his family paid tribute to Mr Butterworth, who is believed to originally hail from Liverpool.

In a statement they said: “After the tragic loss of our son David, who will be sadly missed, the family request privacy to grieve him.

“David, you will always be in our hearts.”

O’Shaughnessy was remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced on Monday, July 6.