Man batters wife to death for leaving him for a childhood friend who wooed her on Facebook

Man batters wife to death for leaving him for a childhood friend who wooed her on Facebook

- A man identified as David Thomas has battered his wife to death for leaving him for a childhood friend who wooed her online

- The 74-year-old man who felt rejected by his wife's act, murdered her in their home when she returned to pick up her belongings

- The 69-year-old murdered victim identified as Sheila Thomas, had ended the marriage a month before her death, describing it as hell

While some people tend to handle disappointments and heartbreaks pretty well, the same cannot be said for a man identified as David Thomas who murdered his wife after she left him for her childhood friend.

Reports reveal that the 69-year-old victim identified as Sheila Thomas, had ended the marriage a month before her death, after she struck up a relationship with one of her son's fathers, a man she has known since she was a teenager.

According to the prosecutors, when David found out about the affair, he had Sheila to move out of the house of which she obliged. Further reports reveal that Sheila had told her new man identified as Victor Cassar, that life with David had ‘been hell’ and that she had been unhappy in her marriage for 40 years.

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Man batters wife to death for leaving him for a childhood friend who wooed her on Facebook

Sheila Thomas
Source: Facebook

The breakup however, left David rather unstable. According to details shared by his children, he had continuously pestered them to give him the address of his wife's new place and had even gone further to buy a gun.

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On the day Sheila died, Cassar had dropped her off to pick up her belongings from the house but sadly, that was the last time she was seen alive.

According to a neighbour who may have heard Sheila being battered to death. Statements like ‘Tell me where you live, tell me where you f**king live.’, ‘I’m going to break your f**king neck.’, were heard believed to be coming from David.

The said neighbour called 999, after he heared ‘a series of perfectly placed dull thuds’ which came after he overheard Sheila saying ‘Let me go, let go of me.’

Police arrived soon after but Thomas initially refused to answer the door, the court heard. According to prosecutor O’Neill, David who is a pensioner was stalling ‘in order to give himself time to injure himself by stabbing his torso a number of times’.

He told officers he had been stabbed during a fight and Mrs Thomas was upstairs.

The trial continues.

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