Woman cradled dying boyfriend

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A WOMAN broke down in tears as she described how she cradled her dying boyfriend in her arms after he was stabbed by her brother.

Jade Blackburn, 20, told jurors how Cole Wilson said “I love you,” then kissed her moments before he died.

Her brother John Blackburn is being tried at Newcastle Crown Court for the murder of Mr Wilson in Peterlee, which he denies.

Prosecutor Mark Giuliani told the court Blackburn had warned he would stab Mr Wilson, before he delivered the fatal wounds to Mr Wilson’s head and chest.

Mr Wilson, bled profusely from both injuries and died within minutes.

The court heard the attack happened in the living room at Blackburn’s former girlfriend Kim McGuire’s house at Sledmere Close, last September.

Blackburn had brought his sister Jade Blackburn, and her boyfriend of three years Cole Wilson, who was also his friend, to spend the night.

After a “pleasant evening,” Blackburn and Miss McGuire went to her bedroom to watch a film while a “silly argument” broke out between Miss Blackburn and Mr Wilson.

The court heard the squabbling couple, who had been playing loud music, had been asked to be quiet but the noise and argument continued.

It was in the early hours of the morning Blackburn told Miss McGuire “I’m going to stab him.”

Miss Blackburn told jurors she saw her brother throw what she thought was a punch at her boyfriend, but that she never saw the knife and did not know where all the blood was coming from.”

She said her boyfried was later “on his knees and I was on mine, I had his head in my chest.

“I remember I was cuddling into Cole with his head in my chest and he looked at me, straight in the face and said ‘I love you’ and gave me a kiss.”

Despite efforts to save Mr Wilson, from Walker, Newcastle, he died as a result of blood loss.

Blackburn, of Holywell Avenue, Walker, denies murder.

Proceeding