Brutal Facebook Killer Jailed For 18 Years

A British man who murdered his wife after becoming enraged when she changed her relationship status on Facebook to “single” has been jailed for at least 18 years. Edward Richardson, 41, stabbed wife Sarah, 26, to death in a “frenzied and brutal” attack at her parents’ home in Biddulph, central England, in May.

The couple had been living apart since the previous month, said Fiona Cortese, a spokeswoman for the Crown Prosecution Service. “Richardson became enraged when Sarah changed her marital status on Facebook to single and decided to go and see her as she was not responding to his [text] messages,” Ms Cortese said. “He gained entry by breaking the front door window and made his way into the property. “He found Sarah in her bedroom and subjected her to a frenzied and brutal attack with a knife and then attempted to take his own life.” Sarah Richardson’s parents, Beryl and Alan Boote, said they were left devastated by her murder after the verdict on Thursday. “We hope that Richardson will be an old man before he’s ever allowed out of prison,” they said

Source: canberratimes.com.au

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