Tuesday, 12 April 2016

A policeman wrestled a knife and shotgun from Dempsey Nibbs as he attempted to kill himself after butchering his wife.
13:50, UK,Tuesday 12 April 2016
Judith Nibbs death
A man has been found guilty of murder after he decapitated his wife and flushed her severed head down the toilet.
Dempsey Nibbs, 69, used an iron bar to knock-out his estranged wife Judith, before cutting her head off, smashing it with a mallet and then flushing away the remains.
The court was told he had become enraged when the 60-year-old taunted him that she had been seeing other men.
After the gruesome attack on 10 April 2014, the crane driver wrote a suicide note to his 30-year-old son Kirk and called 999 to say police would find two bodies at the property in Hoxton, east London.
A police officer broke down the door when he saw Mrs Nibbs' headless body through the letterbox, and disarmed Nibbs as he attempted to stab himself in the bathroom.
Nibbs claimed afterwards he had killed his wife of 30 years because he thought she was a "snake" - but the court heard there were no previous signs of mental illness.
The couple's relationship soured in early 2014 after Nibbs suspected his wife of having affairs.
He asked his son to go through his mother's computer.
On it, he found sexually explicit pictures in a file entitled "Mum S**t".
Nibbs also found bank transfer slips from their joint account and sexually explicit Skype messages to a man in Morocco.
During the trial, he claimed he had only meant to "slap her around a bit" and it was only after she was dead that he decided to cut her head off because she had "betrayed" him.
The jury rejected his argument of self-defence and found him guilty of murder. He will be sentenced at a later date.
In the days leading up to her murder, Mrs Nibbs had confided in her sister and a work colleague that her husband had grabbed her by the throat and threatened to kill her.
As she left work, she said: "If I'm not in Friday, I might be dead."
Judith Nibbs's workmates have described her as a happy, joyful, bubbly and open-minded woman.