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Man, 71, on trial for stabbing his wife, 74, to death as she lay in bed


A man is on trial for stabbing his wife to death while she lay in bed after believing he was going to lose out financially in their divorce settlement, a court has heard. 

David Maggs, 71, has admitted killing Linda Maggs at their home in Sebastopol, Pontypool in South Wales on February 6 last year, but denies murdering her. 

Cardiff Crown Court heard on Wednesday that he plunged a kitchen knife into his estranged wife 15 times because he became ‘obsessed’ that she was hiding money from him ahead of their divorce. 

Maggs told police: ‘She doesn’t know how to keep her mouth shut so I stopped her.’ 

Linda, who was 74 when she died, applied for a divorce on grounds of her husband’s ‘unreasonable behaviour’.  

Maggs has pleaded guilty to manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility, claiming he ‘blanked out’ and does not recollect the event. 


David Maggs, 71, (pictured) is on trial for stabbing his wife to death while she lay in bed after believing he was going to…



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