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.
A former commercial airline pilot has been jailed for life for murdering his wife by deliberately crashing his car in Leicestershire.
Iain Lawrence took to the witness stand at Leicester Crown Court today. He told the jury he and his wife Sally were 'soul mates'.
A psychiatrist has told a jury how a man accused of murdering his wife recalled the events that led to her death.