Briton kills wife over single status on Facebook

January 24th, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI  

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Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): A 41-year-old British man murdered his estranged wife after becoming enraged when she changed her marital status to single on Facebook.

Edward Richardson was found guilty of murdering Sarah Richardson, 26, a hairdresser, in her parents house in Staffordshire on May 12 last year.

Fiona Cortese of the Crown Prosecution Service said: Richarsdon 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 messages.

Richardson, a carpenter from Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent, had sought out Mrs Richardson in her parents house and entered by breaking the front door window, Stafford Crown Court heard.

Once inside 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, Fox News quoted Cortese, as saying.

She said: We hope that todays guilty verdict will go some way to easing the pain of Sarahs friends and family after losing her in such a violent and abrupt way. (ANI)

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