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Woman killed man by pushing him in front of moving tram

Charissa Brown-Wellington admitted the manslaughter of Philip Carter in Manchester.

Philip Carter died after falling into the path of a moving Metrolink tram in Manchester in June.
Philip Carter died after falling into the path of a moving Metrolink tram in Manchester in June. Photo: MEN Syndication

A woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for pushing a man into the path of a moving tram.

Philip Carter died after he was crushed between the tram and platform edge at Manchester Victoria Railway Station in June.

Charissa Brown-Wellington admitted manslaughter after pushing the victim for "getting in her face". Both had been drinking.

A court heard Mr Carter stood no chance of surviving the injuries he suffered.

Counsel for Brown-Wellington claimed the victim was being "offensive and provocative" and was acting only in self-defence.

A psychiatric report on Charrissa Brown-Wellington concluded she has personality disorder which creates a "propensity for impulsive violence".

Sentencing Charrissa Brown-Welllington to five years, the judge accepted her remorse but said: "by your aggressive behaviour you have killed a man."

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