Birmingham lawyer stabbed wife in the head and beat her with ornamental cat
A well-known Birmingham prosecutor stabbed his wife in the head as she slept after a bout of depression brought on by the pressures of work.
Highly regarded senior court prosecutor Iain Farrimond had enjoyed a “good career” with the Crown Prosecution Service but attacked his wife in their bedroom in “desperation” at his situation, the day before their wedding anniversary.
The 54-year-old solicitor told police immediately afterwards that he had intended his assault in the early hours of May 26 to be the “day of death”.
But later, speaking to paramedics, he said: “What have I done?”
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