A Lancaster woman who blindfolded her estranged husband and then stabbed him in the back before trying to kill herself has been jailed for 12 years.
Following a night out together in the city on June 29, Andrea Santon, 53, invited her ex-husband back to her home in Hasgill Close where she stabbed him in the back.
Tom Snape, Senior Crown Prosecutor for CPS North West said: “Andrea Santon carried out a premeditated attack on her ex-partner after luring him back to her address following an amicable night out.
“Following consensual sexual intercourse, she blindfolded him, told him she had a surprise for him then proceeded to stab him in the back with a kitchen knife.
“Fortunately the blade of the knife hit his shoulder blade, he managed to fight her off and leave the house.
“He contacted the emergency services and was discovered by the police collapsed in the road.
“Santon had previously written various suicide notes to friends and family, in which she had not named the victim as a survivor, which clearly showed her intention to take his life.
“She was arrested nearby in possession of two knives, one of which she had used to stab the victim and the other she had used on herself in an attempt to take her own life.
“The CPS and police take all cases of domestic violence extremely seriously regardless of whether the victim is male or female, and will continue to work together to bring to justice those who commit such offences.”
Santon was found guilty of attempted murder at Preston Crown Court following a trial which concluded today, Monday December 8.