The Daily Telegraph

Nurse stabbed husband to death as he slept

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A nurse who stabbed her husband to death as he lay in bed has been sentenced to life with a minimum term of 17 years in prison for his murder.

Rebecca Searing, 52, told a 999 call handler: “I’ve stabbed my husband twice,” after attacking Paul Searing, 57, early on Feb 12, several hours after he came home from the pub, Chelmsford Crown Court heard.

Judge Christophe­r Morgan said the defendant, who had been drinking, helped her husband upstairs before taking a knife from their kitchen and stabbing him.

The judge said the defendant’s husband had “presented no threat” and “in all probabilit­y was asleep”.

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