Life sentence for beheading wife

A jealous husband is facing life behind bars for decapitating his wife of 30 years and flushing her severed head down the toilet.

Dempsey Nibbs, 69, became enraged after vivacious Meals On Wheels worker Judith Nibbs, 60, taunted him as their relationship fell apart by saying she had been seeing other men.

On the evening of April 10 2014, Nibbs attacked the mother of his two children at their flat in Hoxton, east London.

He knocked her out with an iron bar before cutting her head off, smashing it up with a mallet and disposing of the pieces in the lavatory.

Afterwards, the crane driver wrote a note to his 30-year-old son Kirk and called 999 to say police would find two bodies at the property.

A police officer broke down the door when he saw Mrs Nibbs’ headless body through the letterbox and bravely grappled a shotgun and knife from Nibbs as he attempted to stab himself in the bathroom.

Afterwards, Nibbs, who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, said he killed his wife because he thought she was a “snake” but jurors heard he had shown no signs of mental illness.


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