Woman stabbed sister 23 times after asking child for weapons

Carla McGhee jailed for six years after attacking Shannon McGhee at a flat in Glasgow.

Carla McGhee asked a child to get her 'more weapons' before carrying out the attack.
Carla McGhee asked a child to get her 'more weapons' before carrying out the attack.

A woman who stabbed her sister 23 times in a brutal murder bid has been jailed for six years.

Carla McGhee attacked Shannon McGhee after asking a child to get her “more weapons” before breaking down a door.

The 31-year-old struck when she flew into a rage at the flat in Glasgow’s Gorbals last September.

McGhee was sentenced on Thursday having earlier pleaded guilty to attempted murder.

The High Court in Glasgow heard how Shannon, who was left scarred for life, had forgiven her.

Lord Beckett told McGhee: “This was a determined attempted murder on your sister. It must have been terrifying for all concerned and would have cost your sister’s life, but for medical intervention.”

McGhee will be supervised for a further four years on her release.

An earlier hearing was told how scared people at the flat, including Shannon, hid in a bedroom, barricading themselves with a wardrobe.

But prosecutor Duncan McPhie said: “She stabbed a kitchen knife through the bedroom door.

“She repeatedly threw her body against the door until it came off its hinges.

“She shouted ‘I’m going to f*****g kill youse’. A child was at the side of the door near to her screaming as she was armed with a knife.

“McGhee instructed him to obtain more weapons for her.”

Police raced to the flat after a number of 999 calls. The child told officers: “She is stabbing her. Someone stop her.”

McGhee, of the city’s Maryhill, was held while her sister was rushed to hospital with “multiple stab wounds” to her head, neck, back and hand.

Shannon was put into a coma and later needed surgery for a bowel injury as well as a blood transfusion.

McGhee went on to attack a female police custody officer after being told her clothes were being taken for evidence at Cathcart police station.

Mr McPhie: “McGhee became aggressive, repeatedly punched her on the face and pulled a clump of hair from her.”

The hearing was told it was done with such force the officer has been left with “some permanent hair loss”.

McGhee also pleaded guilty to that assault.


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