Trial of senior police officer accused of murdering his wife

Darren McKie, 43, denies murdering his wife Leanne McKie, 39, a detective constable, whose body was found in Poynton Lake in Cheshire in September last year.

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Guilty of murder - the police officer who killed his wife in debt row

Darren McKie Credit: Cheshire Pilce

A police inspector has been found guilty of murdering his wife and dumping her body in a Cheshire lake

Darren McKie had admitted the manslaughter of his wife Leanne, but had denied murder.

She was a detective with Greater Manchester Police.

Credit: ITV Granada

Chester Crown Court heard she was killed after Leanne had challenged him over trying to use her passport to secure a loan.

McKie had got the couple into huge debt.

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