A former policeman has been jailed for life for stabbing his estranged wife to death. Ivan Esack has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum tariff of 28 years for killing his estranged wife Natalie at her hair salon. The case has been heard at Maidstone Crown Court.
The father of Natalie Esack speaks to our reporter Derek Johnson after ex detective Ivan Esack was found guilty of murdering his daughter at Maidstone Crown court.
The jury in the murder trial of a former police detective from Kent has retired to consider its verdict.
Ivan Esack admits manslaughter but denies the murder of his estranged wife Natalie, who was stabbed to death in her hair salon in Ashford last year. Deliberations will resume at Maidstone Crown Court tomorrow.
Lawyers have begun summing up in the murder trial of Ivan Esack, who stabbed his wife to death in her hair salon in Ashford.
The former detective admits manslaughter but denies murder on the grounds of diminished responsibilty. Derek Johnson reports.
A former policeman admitted today that he did stab his wife to death at her town centre hairdresser's salon. Ivan Esack pleaded guilty to manslaughter. But he said he didn't murder her because of his diminished responsibility.
A forensic psychiatrist told Maidstone Crown Court that he was suffering from personality disorders that could provide an explanation for the killing. And his lawyer said someone with his medical condition cannot be convicted of murder. Derek Johnson reports.
Forensic psychiatrist Dr Tim Rogers tells Maidstone jury Ivan Esack's personality disorder explains why he killed his wife Natalie.From @derekjohnsonitv on Twitter:
Ivan Esack will not give evidence at his trial, jury at Maidstone Crown Court told. Denies murder of his wife but admits her manslaughter.From @derekjohnsonitv on Twitter:
Our correspondent Derek Johnson is at Maidstone Crown Court for the trial of Ivan Esack. The former police man is on trial for the murder of his estranged wife Natalie at her hair salon in Ashford.
Ivan Esack pleads guilty to the manslaughter of his wife Natalie at Maidstone Crown Court. He denies murder and his defence is beginning.From @derekjohnsonitv on Twitter:
A court's been shown pictures of the moment a former policeman bought a knife in a supermarket. The prosecution say it was the same knife that he used to murder his wife. Natalie Esack was killed in her town centre hairdressers salon in Ashford.
Ivan Esack denies murder - but admits the killing, saying he was suffering from mental health problems. Sarah Saunders has our report.