Crash murder: husband guilty

A former airline pilot from Leicestershire has been found guilty of murdering his wife by deliberately crashing his car into a tree.

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Husband jailed for deliberately killing wife in road crash

A former airline pilot has been jailed for life after being found guilty of murdering his wife in an act that's been described as 'pure evil'.

Iain Lawrence from Leicestershire, killed Sally Lawrence by deliberately crashing his car into a tree moments after disabling her airbag.

He spent the three week trial at Leicester Crown Court insisting the crash had been an accident.

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Former pilot must serve a minimum of 24 years

A former commercial airline pilot was jailed for life today for murdering his wife by deliberately crashing his car into a tree after her airbag had been disabled.

Iain Lawrence, 53, was found guilty of murdering his wife Sally by a jury after a three-week trial at Leicester Crown Court.

High Court judge Mr Justice Leggatt told Lawrence he would serve a minimum term of 24 years.

Prosecutors said Lawrence adopted the brace position in the crash as Mrs Lawrence, who was not wearing a seat-belt, died almost instantly.

Majority verdict in airbag murder trial

Iain Lawrence, denied murder and claimed during a three-week trial that the crash which killed his 47-year-old wife Sally Lawrence was an accident.

The 53-year-old, a former commercial airline pilot, has been convicted of murdering his wife by deliberately crashing his car into a tree after her airbag had been disabled.

Today a jury of six men and six women convicted him by a majority verdict of 11-1 at Leicester Crown Court.

Prosecutors said Lawrence adopted the brace position in the crash as Mrs Lawrence, who was not wearing a seat-belt, died almost instantly.

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Husband accused of deliberately crashing car to kill wife gives evidence

Iain Lawrence who denies murdering his wife Sally Lawrence by deliberately crashing his car while she was in the front passenger seat, continues to give evidence today.

He is being crossed examined by the prosecution. Lawrence is claiming he was still friends with his wife but the prosecution claim she was frightened of him and they were fighting over equity in the marital home.

He says it was all 'sorted out' the night before she died and he was giving her all the equity in the house.

Read more on the 'Airbag murder trial' here.

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