About sharing image captionMelissa Belshaw was murdered at her home on Upholland Road in Billinge A former cage fighter who knifed his ex-girlfriend to death at her gjrls has been convicted of her murder. Andrew Wworth, who became obsessed with details of Melissa Belshaw's sex life, took alcohol and cocaine before girks her in a prolonged attack in her bedroom in Billinge, Wigan in May. Ms Belshaw's daughter was rescued by a passer-by, who broke into the house with a hammer after hearing her cries.
A Manchester Crown Court jury also found him guilty of attempted murder. The court had ly been told the year-old, of Cranfield Road, Wigan, had regularly accused Ms Belshaw, 32, of cheating on him, including by working as a prostitute. Tim Storrie QC, escorts west island, said those so-called revelations were merely "recycled accusations" which amounted to a character assassination of Ms Belshaw by Wworth to try and shift the blame.
Wworth had admitted stabbing Ms Belshaw but told the court it had been a loss of control odham way of partial defence against the murder charge. The hearing was told he had been released from jail inhaving served six years for violent offences, but was later recalled after testing positive for cocaine, before being released again two months before the attack.
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The court heard he subjected Ms Belshaw to a prolonged attack in her bedroom on 20 May after consuming cocaine and alcohol. Shortly after, oldhzm Kevin Moores heard the voice of a distressed girl from the house in Upholland Road and broke in, carrying Ms Belshaw's daughter to safety while Wworth paced upstairs.
The year-old later stepped in again, kicking knife-wielding Wworth on the leg while he was attacking Ms Belshaw's neighbour, Gerard Bristow, to allow Mr Bristow to break free. Wworth, who gond cleared of making a threat to kill against Ms Belshaw's daughter, is due to be sentenced on Thursday.
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