Thursday 17 April 2014

Jilted husband gets 25 years in jail after killing estranged wife with knives given to them as wedding present

Samantha Medland (24) was stabbed to death by her estranged  Ty Medland (26)
Samantha Medland (24) was stabbed to death by her estranged Ty Medland (26)

A jilted husband has been jailed for a minimum of 25 years for stabbing his estranged wife to death after arming himself with knives given to them as a wedding present.

A judge told Ty Medland, 26, he was responsible for the "frenzied and savage" murder of Samantha Medland in public.


Medland used one of four knives he concealed on himself to launch the attack on 24-year-old Mrs Medland in central Brighton, East Sussex.


Before the attack, Medland uploaded to his Facebook page a link to a series of graphic pictures and videos of the couple having sex.


A message he wrote accompanying the link referred to Mrs Medland as "the cheating, lying, unloyal whore who destroyed everything I loved and believe in".


A two-week trial at Lewes Crown Court heard that she had become close to another man and had rebuffed her husband's repeated attempts to patch up their marriage.


Medland, described as a "petulant, self-centred man" incapable of dealing with rejection, knifed her to death as she collected belongings from him near her workplace in Queen Square, Brighton, on February 17.


Medland, of Cavell Avenue, Peacehaven, had pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility but on Friday he was convicted of murder.

Press Association

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