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A teenage nursery worker stabbed her 'violent and controlling' father to death as he rampaged through their home in a rage following a family row, a court heard.
Jessica Breeze, 19, stabbed Colin Brady, 49, in the back with an seven-inch kitchen knife moments after he had attacked and threatened to kill both her and her mother, it is alleged.
Father - Mother - Kelly - Breeze - Harm
She claimed to police that she struck to stop her father from causing her and her mother , Kelly Breeze, further harm, saying: 'He was trying to stab my mam.'
The court heard that she dialled 999 herself saying she'd stabbed her father and sobbed: 'I don't want to go to prison.'
Mr - Brady - Court - Heard - Relationship
Mr Brady, the court heard, had a 'troubled' relationship with his daughter and was prone to violence 'if crossed.'
The incident that led to his alleged murder sprang from an argument that began as the family ate a takeaway meal together at 10.45pm that night.
Prosecutor - Nick - Dry - Jurors - Violence
Prosecutor Nick Dry told jurors it escalated into physical violence, with Breeze and her mother fleeing from Mr Brady and the defendant at one point contemplating leaping from an upstairs window to escape him.
He said: 'Initially the mood was calm, delivery was taken of the takeaway food but barely a mouthful had been eaten before an argument broke out over a comment that Jessica Breeze made about Faye Brady, Colin's sister.
'She - Faye - Money - Faye
'She was saying that Faye was pestering her for money and that she was being used by Faye.
'At that Colin Brady became angry, the mood darkened and he stated he had spoken to Faye about Jessica's boyfriend and he had heard bad things.
Rights - Wrongs - Situation - Colin - Brady
'But whatever the rights and wrongs of that, the situation quickly escalated with Colin Brady losing his temper, throwing food to the floor and advancing on his daughter who was sitting on the settee in the front...
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