Boyfriend accused of trying to kill $9 million lotto winner

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A man has denied trying to kill his $9.9 million (£5.5million) lottery winning partner after she was allegedly stabbed in the face at the couple's luxury home.

Stephen Gibbs, 45, will stand trial accused of the attempted murder of partner Emma Brown, 49, at their million dollar home during lockdown.

Emma scooped the huge sum around three years ago and quit her job to move into the detached cottage.

She required surgery following the alleged knife attack at her plush home in Lakeside, Barry, in Wales. Police were called to the residence at around 10pm on Saturday January 30th following the alleged attack.

Stephen Gibbs, 45, will stand trial accused of the attempted murder of partner Emma Brown, 49. Source:  Wales News Service/Australscope
Stephen Gibbs, 45, will stand trial accused of the attempted murder of partner Emma Brown, 49. Source: Wales News Service/Australscope

Flooring worker Gibbs, whose address was given as the home he shared with Emma, appeared at Cardiff Crown Court via videolink this week.

He wore a grey sweatshirt and spoke softly as he denied attempted murder.

Judge Daniel Williams set a three day trial for September 13 and remanded Gibbs into custody.

“You have pleaded not guilty to attempted murder. The prosecution seek a trial and that will take place on September 13," the judge told him.

“You must set out a defence statement setting out what your defence is to that charge.”

The couple have reportedly been together for 11 years and previously owned a home in another part of Barry which they rented out after the windfall.

The lottery winning woman had been a deputy manager working for aircraft handling firm Servisair.

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