Daily Archive: June 10, 2017

Woman murdered husband after subjecting him to a campaign of domestic violence

A hairdresser who stabbed her partner to death subjected him to a campaign of domestic violence that he never reported, police have said.

Michelle Spencer was due to go on trial over the murder of David Butterfield, but changed her plea to guilty before the trial started on Wednesday.


The 48-year-old was jailed for 13 years for stabbing her 43-year-old partner in the chest with a kitchen knife.

After the sentencing, detective inspector Ben McDonald said West Yorkshire Police’s investigation uncovered a history of domestic violence inflicted by Spencer on Mr Butterfield and ex-partners.

However, the violence was never reported to police.

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/06/08/woman-murdered-husband-after-subjecting-him-to-a-campaign-of-domestic-violence-6695680/#ixzz4jbhoRn8p