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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.
TIMELINE OF EVENTS:
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."
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.