Ex-boyfriend jailed indefinitely for stabbing rampage

Johnathon McCann
Johnathon McCann

A JILTED boyfriend who repeatedly stabbed his ex girlfriend’s grandparents in a terrifying drunken rage has been given an indefinite jail term.

Jonathon McCann, 26, of Cowley Hill Lane, admitted stabbing elderly St Helens couple Ken and Barbara Greenall at their home in Norton Grove, Thatto Heath, on the night of October 5 last year.

Liverpool Crown Court heard on Thursday (January 27) how McCann turned up uninvited at the couple’s address armed with two kitchen knives and a baseball bat.

When Mrs Greenall answered the door and told the defendant that her granddaughter was not in, he started stabbing her with one of the knives – causing serious damage to her left arm and chest.

Then, when Mr Greenall raced downstairs to restrain the defendant, he too was stabbed and was left with two deep facial stab wounds and three stab wounds to the back.

Judge Henry Globe QC concluded that McCann would pose a “significant risk to members of the public in the future” if he were given a determinate prison sentence.

Judge Globe instead ordered McCann to spend a minimum of 11 years behind bars before being considered for parole.

For the full report, see next week’s St Helens Reporter.