Double killer Hazel Stewart has begged her husband to leave Northern Ireland and make a new life for himself.
Stewart — who this week will discover how long she has to spend in jail for killing her first husband Trevor Buchanan and the wife of her lover Lesley Howell — has pleaded with her husband to move on without her.
But our source said retired police chief superintendent David Stewart, who married Stewart five years ago, has told his 48-year-old wife he will stand by her and continue to support her.
Last week Mr Stewart wrote a letter to the trial judge Mr Justice Hart pleading for a lenient sentence for his wife.
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