Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Nurse killed husband in Harry Hill TV Burp row

A dental nurse was facing jail today for killing her husband in a row over what to watch on television.

Leonora Sinclair, 50, wanted to see Harry Hill's TV Burp while 73-year-old Lloyd insisted on viewing football.

As the row escalated, Mr Sinclair, who had only been married for 10 months, lay bleeding to death in the hallway of their semi-detached home.

Sinclair, of Windward Close, Enfield, north London, was found guilty of manslaughter at the Old Bailey, but cleared of murder.

She was remanded in custody for sentencing on December 6.

Mr Sinclair, who was a driver for a church care centre, was frightened of his wife who had attacked him on previous occasions.

On the afternoon Saturday January 15, she texted a friend: "I am watching Steel Magnolias and getting pissed on wine while Lloyd makes the dinner. LOL."

Later they argued about what to watch and Mr Sinclair was fatally stabbed with a large kitchen knife in the back of his left thigh.

Pc Gillian Bills said drunken Sinclair told her on the way to hospital: "We had an argument about what to watch on TV.

"He wanted to watch football and I wanted to watch Harry Hill."

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