These are the shocking text messages that helped to prove a woman stabbed a grandfather to death.
Georgina Henshaw had texted a friend saying ‘I’m set up to commit murder’ before she stabbed her former colleague Philip Rolph in the heart.
Emergency services were called to Chelmsley Wood in Birmingham at 1am on July 7 last year to find Mr Rolph, 65, had been stabbed.
He was taken to hospital where he died from internal bleeding.
Henshaw, 36, has been jailed for life with a minimum of 16 years after being found guilty of murder at Birmingham Crown Court.
After her sentencing, West Midlands Police released footage showing the moment that Henshaw, who worked with Mr Rolph at a Toby Carvery, was arrested.
She can be seen feigning shock as she is arrested on suspicion of murder and cries out when she is told that Mr Rolph had died.
But days earlier, she appeared to reveal her plans via text.
Henshaw told her friend she was going to ‘lure him to her flat’ where she would ‘beat the life out of him’.
In another message, she said: ‘I wanna kill Phil. I am full of anger and wanna cosh him to death.’
A knife believed to be the murder weapon was found in her neighbour’s garden.
Prosecutor Rachel Brand QC previously told the court: ‘The prosecution say what the defendant did on July 7 last year when she stabbed Philip Rolph was done in anger and fuelled by drink.
‘It is interesting the defendant didn’t suggest to anyone in the immediate aftermath of stabbing, Mr Rolph had done something to her that night.
‘She simply said she had stabbed him, she didn’t give any reason why.
‘When she spoke to police later she was busy denying having seen him, pretending not to know he was injured.’
Henshaw, of Alder Drive, claimed Mr Rolph had threatened her with a knife in the days before the killing.
But she never reported this to the police and gave no explanation as to why she stabbed him.
Detective Sergeant Nick Barnes, of West Midlands Police, said: ‘This was a calculated, pre-meditated murder where the text messages recovered from the killer’s phone clearly demonstrated her desire to murder Mr Rolph.
‘She was never shown any remorse.
‘The text messages were conclusive and damning evidence, which clearly helped the jury to come to the natural conclusion that she was the only person responsible.’