A woman has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 16 years for murdering her husband in Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.
Hannegret Donnelly who's 55, systematically abused her husband Christopher.
The day after he died, Hannegret called 999 - later admitting that weeks earlier she had hit him over the head with a rolling pin.
Further interviews following her arrest started to reveal a picture of systematic abuse, which included regular assaults with a hairbrush, rolling pin. She also admitted punching him in the face and pushing him down the stairs.
Evidence was found throughout their home - including blood splatters on furniture and walls, which were later identified as being Christopher’s.
At the time of his death, Christopher was found to have 78 visible injuries, including a cauliflower ear, wounds all over his head, as well as internal injuries including fractures to his scapula, spine, and neck, fractures to the cartilage in his voice box and other traumatic injuries.
These were found to have been caused by being hit with a fist or a blunt object.
Hannegret was charged with murder on the first day of her trial on 4th March this year. She was previously charged with one count of wounding with intent on 1st April 2018.