Husband who killed wife with samurai sword before telling son ‘You’re next’ is sentenced to life for murder

William Eagers savagely attacked Jean Eagers at their home in Dublin on Father’s Day in 2020Distraught son witnessed the horrific assault and raised the alarmDaughter tells court her mother was an ‘amazing’ person and the family's lives have been destroyed

Jean Eagers was murdered by her husband William Eagers in June 2020

Alison O'Riordan

A man murdered his wife of 34 years “on an ordinary Sunday morning” by thrusting a samurai sword into her 16 times before turning to their son and telling him “you're next”, the Central Criminal Court heard today.