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Iain Lawrence has been found guilty of murdering his wife Sally by deliberately crashing his car into a tree.
A statement read out in court, after the verdict on behalf of Mrs Lawrence's family, described her death as a tragic waste of a good and decent life.
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.
Former airline pilot Iain Lawrence has been convicted of murdering his wife Sally by deliberately crashing his car into a tree after her airbag had been disabled.
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Iain Lawrence disabled the passenger airbag and unclipped his wife's seat belt before deliberately crashing into a tree to kill her.