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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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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.

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