Mum killed by fiancé with one punch in row over 'whether to get taxi or bus home'


Mum killed by fiance with one punch in row over whether to get bus or taxi home

A mother of five was killed by her fiancé when he punched her at a bus station following a night out in Manchester.

Ryan Ingham, 27, reportedly ran at Caroline Finegan, 29, at "full speed" landing a single punch with "as much force as he could".

The punch broke her nose, fractured her eye socket and caused her neck to swivel so violently that blood vessels burst, reports the Manchester Evening News.

Manchester's Minshull Street Crown Court was told how a witness saw Mr Ingham deliver the blow at Shudehill bus station. Ms Finegan later died in hospital.

It is believed they may have been rowing about whether to get a taxi or a bus home in the early hours of 16 January after a night out in Manchester.

According to the Mirror, Francis McEntee, prosecuting, said: "He punched through her, not at her. She was felled by a single fatal blow.

"The defendant got into an argument with Miss Finegan, possibly about something as trivial as whether to get a taxi or a bus home. We say he ran up to her and struck her with a devastating blow."

The jury heard the Ingham later told police Ms Finegan, from Stockport, had fallen while drunk.

He has pleaded not guilty to murder but admits responsibility for her death.

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