A WOMAN stabbed her partner in the neck with a six-inch knife Chester Crown Court was told.
Marie Saffey, 38, of The Villa, High Street, Ruabon, admitted she had wounded David Herbert Sheady, 54, on February 16, but claimed she didn't intend to cause such a serious injury.
Mr Sheady was taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital where he was found to have a stab wound in his neck and a laceration to his lung.
He was treated in the intensive care unit and eventually made a complete recovery.
John Philpotts, prosecuting, told the court Saffey, who was separated from her husband, started a relationship with David Sheady about May last year and he later moved in to live with her and her son and daughter.
But after a while they began to argue and Mr Philpotts said: 'The arguments were brought on by drink, she did not know when to stop and this led to even more arguments. The complainant liked to drink too, but at the time worked as a machine operator with a construction firm and this had an effect on his drinking.'
The court heard the couple had spent a pleasant day together on Valentine's Day and the next day, Sunday, their drinking was moderate.
In the early evening there was a problem with Saffey's daughter and Mr Sheady left by taxi to go to another pub. He arrived home, again by taxi, about midnight and did not consider himself to be drunk.
After sorting out her daughter's problem Saffey went to look for Mr Sheady and drank in several pubs in Ruabon before returning home at about 11.15pm.
Mr Sheady said he entered the house and went into the kitchen.
He claimed he heard the sound of Saffey's voice but didn't see anyone.
After that he remembered nothing until he heard the sound of the siren in the ambulance taking him to hospital.
Saffey told the court she never intended causing such a serious injury and claimed she was shoved around by Mr Sheady.
She claimed he hit her head on a door and was pulling her hair when she grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed him.
She made three separate telephone calls to police saying she was living with an 'aggressive man' and in the second call she threatened she would stab him unless he left.
In her third call she said she had stabbed him.
Mr Sheady left the house after the wounding and was later found by police in a pool of blood.
After the verdict was announced Judge Roger Dutton said Saffey would be granted bail for a probation report to be prepared.
She will be sentenced at Mold Crown Court on July 2.