Norfolk: Man Jailed for Killing Wife

68 year old Warren Goring, from All Saints Way in Mundesley has been jailed for the manslaughter of his wife.

A 68-year-old man who admitted the manslaughter of his wife of more than 40 years has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison.

Warren Goring was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court by Judge Gratwicke.

Goring was found not guilty of the murder of Shirley Goring after a five day trial but had previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

The body of Goring's wife Shirley was discovered at the couple's address in All Saints Way, Mundesley, at around 10am on Thursday 17 February 2011 by a bailiff who was visiting the property to effect an eviction.

Emergency services were subsequently called to the scene and a post-mortem examination later determined the cause of death as 'compression of the neck'.

Shirley's body was discovered on the bed and a blue Nissan X-Trail belonging to the couple was missing from the driveway along with their black Labrador dog.

The vehicle was later spotted by officers in the King's Lynn area and Warren Goring was arrested.

Goring admitted having driven to Chesterfield, Derbyshire, to drop the dog off with friends before returning to the county with the intention of going to the police.

During police interview he admitted having had an argument with Shirley about their finances on the evening of Wednesday 16 February 2011.

The couple - who had lived at the Mundesley address for around 13 years - had an argument and went to bed. Goring said his wife then brought the subject up again and he admitted to officers that he "just flipped".

Detective Inspector Sarah Pettengell, who led the investigation, said: "Shirley’s death was a tragic waste of life and our thoughts are with her friends at this difficult time. Shirley and Warren were married for more than 40 years and it is very sad that such issues could not be resolved and ultimately led to Shirley losing her life and Warren losing his liberty.”