10:57 am, Fri 11 Jul 2014
Parry attempted to kill himself after shooting his estranged wife last year
Credit: Gwent Police
Christopher Parry has been sentenced to 26 years in prison
of murdering his wife in August last year. after a jury found him guilty
Parry, from Cwmbran, shot Caroline, 49, twice with a shotgun in a street in Newport before turning the gun on himself.
He shot himself in the face leaving him with severe facial injuries.
The court heard how Parry became jealous of his estranged wife's relationship with a new partner.
He claimed he was severely depressed and suicidal and wasn't aware of his actions when he killed Caroline near her home on Seabreeze Avenue in Newport.
Today, the judge sentenced Parry to life in prison with a minimum term of 26 years.
"By the time you left your home you planned to kill your wife and then yourself. If not for the medical team , you would have succeeded. I accept that you suffered from a mental illness".
5:59 pm, Wed 09 Jul 2014
Friends of Caroline Parry have spoken to ITV News of their relief following the conviction of her estranged husband, who was found guilty of her murder today.
Christopher Parry shot Caroline Parry in a street in Newport last year after the collapse of their 27-year marriage. He then tried to kill himself.
Gwent Police has urged those experiencing domestic abuse to seek
help and advice.
An investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission is still ongoing into the contact the couple had with the police.
reports. Rob Osborne
2:48 pm, Wed 09 Jul 2014
Following the conviction of Christopher Parry, Gwent Police has urged those experiencing domestic abuse to seek help and advice.
This is a tragic case that resulted in the death of Caroline - the loss of a mother, daughter, sister and friend to many. Our condolences remain with those who have suffered her loss.
When a relationship breaks down and partners separate, it can often raise the potential for violence.
This is widely recognised as a time of risk by services who deal with domestic abuse. I would implore anyone who has concerns about such a situation to take that step and contact one of the readily available services that will help.
– Detective Superintendent Bill Davies, Gwent Police
2:30 pm, Wed 09 Jul 2014
Caroline Parry was shot twice in the back by her estranged husband
Credit: Gwent Police/Family Photo
Christopher Parry has been found guilty of murdering his estranged wife Caroline in Newport last August.
3:50 pm, Fri 04 Jul 2014
The jury in the trial of Christopher Parry have been sent home for the weekend.
2:12 pm, Fri 04 Jul 2014
A jury at Newport Crown Court are considering their verdict on whether a man who shot his wife in August last year is guilty of murder.
The shooting on Seabreeze Avenue in Newport in August 2013
Caroline Parry suffered two fatal gunshot wounds before her husband, Christopher Parry, turned the gun on himself.
Mr Parry admits manslaughter but claims he was severely depressed and suicidal at the time and wasn't aware of his actions.
11:07 am, Tue 01 Jul 2014
Our reporter Alexandra Lodge is at Newport Crown Court today as the trial of Christopher Parry, accused of killing his wife Caroline Parry, continues.
5:52 pm, Thu 26 Jun 2014
A witness giving evidence at Newport Crown Court has described the moment a man shot himself after allegedly killing his estranged wife.
A neighbour says she heard two loud bangs that sounded like fireworks.
Christopher Parry denies the murder of Caroline Parry.