A man who strangled his long-term partner at their home near Cambridge has been found guilty of murder.
44-year old Robert Simpson-Scott from Cambourne called the ambulance service in December last year telling them his girlfriend Sally Cavender was unconscious.
Simpson-Scott became uncooperative while on the phone to the call handler and during the call he said 'She's dead, she's gone, I've killed my wife'.
- Listen to the 99 call Simpson-Scott made.
Miss Cavender was taken to hospital and doctors raised concerns about her injuries which included a fractured spine, multiple rib fractures and a hypoxic brain injury, meaning she was unable to breathe by herself. She also had extensive bruising around her eyes, neck and arms.
Police later arrested Simpson-Scott.
In police interview, Simpson-Scott answered ‘no comment’ to all questions and gave officers a prepared statement, which claimed Miss Cavender had suddenly lost consciousness.
He told police Miss Cavender, who lived in Sawston, had been his partner of 15 years and their relationship had never been violent – but both of them had “alcohol problems”.
Simpson-Scott will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on Thursday 27th June.