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Woman guilty of stabbing husband

A dental nurse is facing jail 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.

On the afternoon of 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, the court heard.

Pc Gillian Bills told the court a 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."

Sinclair, who had been married twice before, denied stabbing her husband. She agreed she had claimed he was injured by falling on a broken wine glass, but said it was in panic.

Bobbie Cheema, prosecuting, said Sinclair had set up a "sham, bogus scene" while her husband was dying. Sinclair said Mr Sinclair must have stabbed himself by accident after he got her into a headlock and they struggled.

She sobbed: "I didn't stab Lloyd. I did everything possible to save my husband's life. I treated my husband with respect and dignity. I loved my husband."

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