Ex-wife jailed for attempt to kill her husband

JAILED: Andrea Santon
JAILED: Andrea Santon
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A scorned ex-wife who lured her estranged husband back to her home on the promise of sex plunged a knife into his shoulder blade in an attempt to kill him.

Andrea Santon, 53, has been jailed for 12 years for the attempted murder of her former partner at her home in Hasgill Close, Lancaster in June.

During a five-day trial the jury heard Santon and her estranged husband had enjoyed a pleasant evening out together in Lancaster before returning to Santon’s home for sex.

But following the consensual intercourse, Santon blindfolded her victim and told him she had a surprise for him.

She then took a knife and stabbed him in the back in an attempt to take his life.

Jeremy Grout-Smith, prosecuting, told the court Santon’s attempt to kill her ex-husband only failed because the kitchen knife hit his shoulder blade.

He alerted emergency services and was found collapsed in the street.

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.

“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.”