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Murdering husband begins life term

Cheating newlywed Michael Roberts is beginning life behind bars after being convicted of murdering his loving wife.

The Phones4U store manager had been married for just five months when he killed his wife Vicky, 25, on Sunday 29 November last year.

He was jailed for a minimum of 17 years at Liverpool Crown Court. Hearing the verdict, Roberts, 26, sobbed and the court had to take a break before he could continue.

The pair had married in June but Roberts had already begun cheating on her with a colleague Kerrie Hall, 31.

He enjoyed "gymnastic sex" sessions with her before he was married and continued them at her North Wales home just a week after getting back from honeymoon - removing his wedding ring.

After becoming bored of her, Roberts dumped her and fell in love with another work colleague, Karen Wilson, 26.

His wife, an account manager at Runcorn-based Banner Chemicals, discovered the affair and pleaded with him to end it and fix their marriage.

At the same time, Roberts was falling rapidly in love with Ms Wilson, of Bangor, sending hundreds of texts a day and telling her he cried when he thought about the wedding they could have.

The judge, Mr Justice Royce, told him: "No words can adequately express the terrible effect that her early death has had upon her family and friends."

Roberts claimed he accidentally strangled his wife with a bathrobe cord during a kinky sex game but investigators proved the cord could not have caused a series of zig-zag marks on her neck.


From Belfast Telegraph