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NSW woman manslaughter appeal decision due

AAP logoAAP 6/12/2016

A Sydney woman is due to find out whether a manslaughter conviction for the stabbing death of her abusive ex-partner will be quashed.

Jessica Silva was found by a jury in 2014 to be not guilty of murder - but guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter - over the stabbing death of James Polkinghorne.

At her NSW Supreme Court trial, Silva's lawyers submitted she should be acquitted on the basis she was acting in self-defence when she fatally stabbed Mr Polkinghorne on Mother's Day 2012.

Silva was later given a two-year suspended sentence but appealed her conviction in the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal in a bid to clear her name.

In June, her legal team argued the crown had not established beyond a reasonable doubt that Silva's response was not reasonable in the circumstances as she perceived them to be.

The judgment on her claim is expected to be delivered on Wednesday.

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