29 Oct 2021

Woman who stabbed husband in meal row jailed for life for murder

A woman who stabbed her husband three times at their home in Somerset after a row over a birthday meal has been jailed for life with a minimum of 18 years, after she was found guilty of murder by a jury at Bristol Crown Court.

Penelope Jackson, who’s 66, had denied murder but admitted manslaughter, claiming she had been subjected to years of emotional and physical abuse by her husband David Jackson, a retired lieutenant colonel.

But the judge said she had not shown a “shred of remorse” over the killing.