Man Convicted Of Killing His Wife


A man who claimed he was a battered husband is facing a life sentence  in jail after being found guilty of stabbing his wife to death.

Bentley Huggins, 41, was convicted at the Old Bailey of murdering British Airways supervisor Desirie Thomas, 35, who was found at home with 10 stab wounds.

Huggins had gone to police in the early hours of December 23, last year, saying he killed her in self-defence after she attacked him with a knife.

Two weeks before, he complained to police that she was being abusive towards him but the jury rejected his claims.

The prosecution said this was a "pre-emptive strike" because Huggins feared she was about to complain about him.

The court was told he attacked her after she decided to divorce him.

Huggins denied murdering Ms Thomas at their home in Wellington Street, Woolwich, south east London, claiming he acted in self-defence.

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