Tuesday 16 January 2018

Murderer gets life sentence for cutting up wife with saw

Brian Farmer in London

A "cynical and cruel" killer who murdered his 21-year-old wife then dismembered her with an electric saw and hid her remains was told yesterday he would stay in prison for at least 22 years.

Unemployed Nicky Ward (29) was jailed after a jury at Norwich Crown Court convicted him of murdering pub waitress Emma Ward at their home in Rockland St Peter, Norfolk, in spring last year.

The judge imposed a mandatory life term and said Ward could not be considered for parole until he had spent 22 years in jail.

Ward told police that his wife had left him for another man, but forensic investigations revealed she had been killed in a bedroom, then dragged to the bathroom and cut up with a saw bought in a hardware store.

Irish Independent

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