Nurse Leonora Sinclair Given 10 Year Sentence For Stabbing Husband To Death In TV Row
A dental nurse who knifed her elderly husband to death after he refused to turn off the football and let her watch Harry Hill's "TV Burp" has been jailed for 10 years.
Leonora Sinclair stabbed her 73-year-old husband Lloyd in the leg with a kitchen knife, leaving him bleeding in the hallway, the Old Bailey heard.
The pair, from Enfield, North London, had been married for 10 months when the row escalated on 15 January this year. 50-year-old Leonora delayed calling an ambulance after the argument which led to her partner's death.
The court heard Lloyd was a "distinguished gentleman" who still worked as a driver for the day care centre at his local church in north London. According to the prosecution, the driver was frightened of his wife who had attacked him on previous occasions and enjoyed humiliating him.
Leonora, who has been married twice before, texted a friend a few hours before the stabbing saying: "I am watching Steel Magnolias and getting pissed on wine while Lloyd makes the dinner. LOL."
The nurse had previously claimed in court her chauffeur husband had stabbed himself in the leg with a broken wine glass but her version of events was rejected.
A jury at the Old Bailey cleared Leonora of murder but found her guilty of manslaughter.