UK - Paul Hanson, 54, died from a single stab wound to the heart, West Cowick, East Yorkshire, 28 December 2022 *wife charged with murder*

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.
Penelope Jackson also tried to go down the DV path at her appeal, it was rejected.

Surely They would not consider an appeal due to the fact it took two trials to convict her? Is that even relevant?
 
Penelope Jackson also tried to go down the DV path at her appeal, it was rejected.

Surely They would not consider an appeal due to the fact it took two trials to convict her? Is that even relevant?
I’m sure a good appeal would try an angle. Court transcripts instead of reporting g would be useful, especially in relation to the first jury’s findings.

ETA - if her testimony was true (and as there was so little reporting I didn’t see that the testimony was proved untrue), she was being subject to DV at the time of the stabbing. If I remember correctly, both children from the marriage supported their mother in that the stabbing must have been unintentional. Manslaughter yes, murder, no.

JMO
 
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Teresa Hanson will be jailed for a minimum of nine years (…) The judge told Hanson that while he accepted her remorse and the fact she had been a devoted wife for more than 30 years, he had to balance that with the public interest and ensuring the sentence she receives sends out a message regarding the consequences of using knives.


The judge said the defendant had been “subject to significant provocation” from Mr Hanson “who, not for the first time, was verbally abusing you”. (…) He said: “You were attempting, in his interests, to curtail his drinking. He sought to continue the argument as you were cooking dinner. “You used a knife in a spontaneous act of violence by stabbing him to the chest area. Not for one moment did you intend to kill your husband, but you did, even if only briefly, intend to cause him serious harm.”


In a victim impact statement, son Ryan pleaded with the court for leniency.

He said: 'The events of December 28 have had a devastating effect on our family.

'Our mum and dad were central to everything we did.

'We spent a lot of time together as a family, usually at their home.

'We have lost our rock, the core of the family and the people who helped us to keep going.'
 
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Teresa Hanson will be jailed for a minimum of nine years (…) The judge told Hanson that while he accepted her remorse and the fact she had been a devoted wife for more than 30 years, he had to balance that with the public interest and ensuring the sentence she receives sends out a message regarding the consequences of using knives.


The judge said the defendant had been “subject to significant provocation” from Mr Hanson “who, not for the first time, was verbally abusing you”. (…) He said: “You were attempting, in his interests, to curtail his drinking. He sought to continue the argument as you were cooking dinner. “You used a knife in a spontaneous act of violence by stabbing him to the chest area. Not for one moment did you intend to kill your husband, but you did, even if only briefly, intend to cause him serious harm.”


In a victim impact statement, son Ryan pleaded with the court for leniency.

He said: 'The events of December 28 have had a devastating effect on our family.

'Our mum and dad were central to everything we did.

'We spent a lot of time together as a family, usually at their home.

'We have lost our rock, the core of the family and the people who helped us to keep going.'
How very sad for all of them. Devastating.
 

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