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A DEN­TAL nurse who stabbed her hus­band to death when he re­fused to turn off the foot­ball and let her watch Harry Hill’s TV Burp has been jailed for ten years.

Bully Leonora Sin­clair, 50, stabbed Lloyd, 73, in the leg with a kitchen knife and he bled to death af­ter she de­layed call­ing an am­bu­lance.

The cou­ple had been mar­ried just ten months when Sin­clair stabbed her chauf­feur hus­band, the Old Bai­ley heard.

Mr Sin­clair was a ‘dis­tin­guished gen­tle­man’ who still worked as a driver for the day care cen­tre at his lo­cal church in north Lon­don.

His wife was ‘con­trol­ling, sus­pi­cious and dom­i­neer­ing’ and en­joyed hu­mil­i­at­ing him.

She had beaten and abused him in front of friends and work­mates and bro­ken his arm by push­ing him down the stairs dur­ing a row.

The fi­nal ar­gu­ment started when she made him switch off foot­ball so she could watch Harry Hill at their home in En­field, north Lon­don.

Judge Stephen Kramer told the ex­pres­sion­less Sin­clair: “I am sat­is­fied from the ev­i­dence this court heard that the re­la­tion­ship was a volatile one with many ar­gu­ments and some vi­o­lence.


“I am sat­is­fied you are a dom­i­neer­ing per­son with a sig­nif­i­cant tem­per, es­pe­cially in drink.’

The judge said that Sin­clair had been drink­ing as the cou­ple sat down to watch TV.

“There was a dis­agree­ment be­tween you and your hus­band about view­ing the TV. You were the only other per­son present in the house.

“You used that knife on the de­ceased. I am sat­is­fied you must have taken it from the a block in the kitchen to the hall­way.

“It is clear that by your ac­tions you have de­prived friends and fam­ily and all those at the day cen­tre of a much loved and re­spected man.”

Leonora was cleared of mur­der but found guilty of man­slaugh­ter.

DIS­PUTE: Wife wanted Harry Hill

BULLY: Leonora stabbed her hubby

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