Sally Challen: New Hopes For Psychological Abuse Defence In Murder Appeal
In 2011 Sally Challen, 64, was jailed for the murder of her husband Richard, 61. Her sons, James and David, have stood by their mother throughout. They believe Sally was the victim of long-term psychological abuse, something they suggest was ignored during her trial. Now, eight years into an 18 year sentence, Sally’s solicitors hope a new law recognising psychological manipulation as a form of domestic abuse could provide a defence in a new appeal hearing.