A pensioner attacked her 60-year-old nephew with a knife after discovering he’d been on a trip with his ex-wife.
Anita Hirst, 72, cut her nephew Michael Weldon’s chin with a kitchen knife on July 3 at the home they shared in Leeds.
Prosecutor Ewan McLachlan said Mr Weldon told police he’d left his wife three years ago for Hirst and had a sexual relationship with his aunt.
In June this year, Mr Weldon went to Nottingham with his ex-wife, but he didn’t tell Hirst about the trip.
The court heard Hirst, who denied any sexual relationship with Mr Weldon, was shouting and screaming when he returned home and told her where he had been and who with.
Mr McLachlan said Mr Weldon was in bed at around 10pm on July 3 when Hirst came in the bedroom and said “I’ve a good mind to slit your throat”.
Hirst went to the kitchen to get a knife before returning and cutting Mr Weldon’s chin, causing an inch-long wound.
Hirst, who was drunk, called police after the incident and told them: “I wanted to cut his throat.”
Mr McLachlan said: “She said she felt anger towards him because he had been lying about what he had been doing and who he had been with.”
Mr Weldon died from heart problems linked to alcohol five days after the incident.
Mitigating, Ian Cook, said her husband of 40 years died six years ago and she turned to her nephew and alcohol for emotional support. Mr Cook said Hirst has “clearly expressed remorse”.
Hirst, of Winrose Approach, Belle Isle, admitted wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Judge Rodney Grant handed Hirst a two-year prison sentence, which he suspended for two years. She will be under supervision for two years and must do 200 hours unpaid work.