DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Woman jailed for ‘revenge’ husband murder

William and Lorna MiddletonIMAGE SOURCE,SPINDRIFT
William and Lorna Middleton on their wedding day.

BBC Scotland is reporting that a West Dunbartonshire woman who murdered her husband in a stabbing attack at their home has been jailed for a minimum of 18 years.

Lorna Middleton, 36, stabbed William Middleton, 38, in the heart after claiming he had failed to stick up for her in a row with a stranger.

Police found Mr Middleton lying in a pool of blood at the flat in Clydebank. Two knives were lying near his body.  The court heard she told officers: “Revenge is a dish best served cold”.

She later insisted she had been acting in self-defence when she carried out the attack in June last year, but her claim was dismissed by a jury.

Mother-of-four Middleton wept as she was given a life sentence at the High Court in Glasgow.

Judge Lord Clark said he had increased the minimum sentence as the killing had occurred in a “domestic setting”.

The judge added: “Your evidence was that you had no memory of committing this devastating and murderous attack.”

Victoria Young, defending, said: “She has displayed significant remorse, which appears genuine.  She has struggled since being in the prison environment.”

  • West Dunbartonshire has the worst record in Scotland for domestic violence.

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