Man killed wife six days after wedding

A Nottingham man has been jailed for life for murdering his wife six days after their wedding.

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Man killed wife and spent £65,000 of her money

Debbie Starbuck, 36, murdered by her husband who used her money to travel Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

A woman who was murdered by her husband of six days had been missing for two years before police were alerted that something might be wrong.

Friends of Debbie Starbuck believed she has left the country, but police investigations found her passport had expired.

Mrs Starbuck, who was a self employed proof-reader, had inherited £150,000 a few years before meeting Jamie. He spent almost £65,000 of his dead wife's money.


JULY 2009

Jamie Starbuck met Debbie online, the couple spent nine months together in Old Basford.

21 APRIL 2010

Debbie and Jamie married.

27 APRIL 2010

Debbie last seen alive.

25 MAY 2010

Jamie Starbuck boarded a plane on a one-way ticket to Amsterdam and spent more than two years travelling to Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Poland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Greece, Turkey, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Thailand,

Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Columbia, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, Mexico, America, Canada, and finally Peru.

19 JANUARY 2013

Mr Starbuck arrested as he returned to Heathrow. Two of his wife's bank cards were found in his wallet.

Police found a 'confession' on Starbuck's laptop where he admitted what had happened.

Judge Michael Stokes said on sentencing: “On more than 75 homicides I’m trying hard to think of one as horrific as this."

Man jailed for murdering wife days after wedding

Jamie Starbuck, 36, admitted killing his wife of six days Debbie Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

A Nottingham man has been jailed for life for murdering his wife six days after their wedding.

Jamie Starbuck, 36, then went on a round the world trip with Debbie Starbuck's money.

Mr Starbuck was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison after he admitted killing his wife and disposing of her body before leaving the UK.


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