Penelope Jackson also tried to go down the DV path at her appeal, it was rejected.There was some legal argument as to
Premeditation and it should have been a manslaughter charge. There is also the point that it took two trials to convict her.
The angle for appeal may even take into account any DV that the wife was subjected to, which would also downgrade to a man slaughter charge or conviction. There have been a few cases over the years where convictions have been overturned because the spouse was subjected to DV.
Surely They would not consider an appeal due to the fact it took two trials to convict her? Is that even relevant?