A teenager has been jailed for the murder of a Suffolk mother on Boxing Day. 

Emma Lovell, 41, was fatally stabbed in her home in Queensland in 2022. 

Ms Lovell, who was originally from Hasketon, emigrated to Australia in 2011 alongside her husband Lee and their two daughters. 

In the incident on Boxing Day, Queensland Police said two boys broke into Ms Lovell's house in North Lakes before they tried to flee the scene after being confronted. 

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One of the teenagers, who was 17 at the time, stabbed the couple in their front garden, wounding Ms Lovell in the chest and resulting in her death. 

At a plea hearing in March, the now 19-year-old boy pleaded guilty to murder, burglary, malicious acts with intent, and assault occasioning bodily harm over an attack on Mr Lovell. 

Appearing at Brisbane Crown Court on Monday afternoon, the teenager was sentenced to 14 years in prison. 

At the sentencing, Justice Tom Sullivan said the Lovells were "ordinary citizens enjoying their family life in their home where they were entitled to feel safe. What happened violated that entirely".