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7 Jun 2019

Sally Challen will not face retrial for killing abusive husband

A woman who spent almost a decade in jail for killing her husband with a hammer has walked free from court – after judges ruled she would not face retrial.

Sally Challen argued she’d suffered years of controlling and humiliating abuse, and her murder conviction was quashed earlier this year following a campaign led by her sons.

Today she thanked her family for their supportĀ  and said she wished that “none of this had ever happened”.