Wife told she can appeal against hammer murder conviction

Wife told she can appeal against hammer murder conviction
 

A woman who bludgeoned her husband to death has won a bid for permission to challenge her murder conviction.
Sally Challen, 63, from Claygate, Surrey, admitted killing Richard, 61, but denied murder.
She was jailed for life in June 2011, and ordered to serve a minimum of 22 years, but later had the jail term reduced by four years on appeal.
Her lawyers argue she killed her "controlling" husband after enduring years of psychological abuse.
Challen wants the conviction substituted for one of manslaughter, which can carry a much lower sentence.
Three Court of Appeal judges ruled that... read more

 
1 March 2018 in Regional, Views: 36
Source: BBC
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