Saturday 16 December 2017

Wife jailed for killing husband over row about what to watch TV

Harry Hill host of ITV's TV Burp
Harry Hill host of ITV's TV Burp

By Shenai Raif

A dental nurse was jailed for 10 years today for killing her husband in a row over what to watch on television.

Leonora Sinclair, 50, wanted to see Harry Hill's TV Burp while 73-year-old Lloyd insisted on viewing football.



As the row escalated, Mr Sinclair, who had been married for only 10 months, lay bleeding to death in the hallway of their semi-detached home.



Sinclair, of Windward Close, Enfield, north London, was found guilty of manslaughter at the Old Bailey in October, but cleared of murder.



Mr Sinclair, who was a driver for a church care centre, was frightened of his wife, who had attacked him on previous occasions.



On the afternoon of Saturday January 15, she texted a friend: "I am watching Steel Magnolias and getting pissed on wine while Lloyd makes the dinner. LOL."



Later they argued about what to watch and Mr Sinclair was fatally stabbed with a large kitchen knife in the back of his left thigh.



Pc Gillian Bills said drunken Sinclair told her on the way to hospital: "We had an argument about what to watch on TV.



"He wanted to watch football and I wanted to watch Harry Hill."



Sinclair, who had been married twice before, denied stabbing her husband.



She agreed she had claimed he was injured by falling on a broken wine glass, but said it was in panic.



Judge Stephen Kramer told her: "I am satisfied you are a domineering person - particularly when you have taken drink."



She had robbed Mr Sinclair's family and friends of "much loved and respected man".



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