Husband jailed for manslaughter of wife

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A man who stabbed his wife more than 30 times after she admitted to an affair has been jailed for nine years. Alisdair Sinclair, 48, was cleared of murder, but convicted of manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility at Winchester Crown Court.

Sally Sinclair, 40, an executive at Nokia, was killed by her "controlling" husband at their home in Amport, Hampshire on 16 August last year. He inflicted terrible injuries on his wife of 21 years, and tried to saw her head off. The jury accepted that Alisdair Sinclair's clinical depression had substantially impaired his mind. Judge Guy Boney QC said Mrs Sinclair had done everything she could to help her husband through his depressive illness until she could take no more.