Murder house where Penelope Jackson brutally killed husband sells for £450k

The luxury home where a retired accountant murdered her husband after alleged years of abuse has reportedly sold for £450,000.

Penelope Jackson, 66, killed David Jackson, 78, in the two-bedroom property in Berrow, Somerset, on February 13 this year.

As part of her defence during the two-week trial, she claimed she had been abused by her husband for decades, first starting following the suicide of David’s son in 1998 — an allegation David’s family firmly rejected.

In a statement given to the court, she alleged she had been headbutted, strangled and kicked down a stone staircase by her husband.

After over 10 hours of deliberation, the jury found her guilty and she was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 18 years on Friday.

The property appears to be a happy, family home, with wedding snaps adorning the living room wall and stacks of books on shelves.

Pictures show an immaculately kept garden, complete with a hot tub and a beautiful seating area.

According to the Daily Mail, the kitchen where the allegedly abused wife killed her husband, was also advertised to help sell the house.

One nearby resident told the Mail: "I'm not sure if the new owners are aware of what happened in there.

"But I wish them all the best in their new home and that the neighbourhood can move on from this."

Jurors heard how the 66-year-old first slashed her hubby across the chest in the bedroom, before the altercation moved to the kitchen, which is where he was left to bleed out.

In a conversation recorded by police, she told an emergency call handler: "He’s in the kitchen bleeding to death with any luck.

"I thought I’d got his heart, but he hasn’t got one then twice in the abdomen. His abdomen is buggered."

When emergency services arrived to try and save the victim's life, Penelope told them she "should have stabbed him more", according to bodycam footage played in court.

The court also heard that Penelope threatened to cut David's penis off in an argument three months before he was killed.

Judge Martin Picton dismissed her claims that her husband had abused her.

He said: "Whilst there were, no doubt, as in any marriage, points of friction that the lockdown would have exacerbated, I have no doubt that he was nothing like the person you have claimed."

Judge Picton described the killing as a "vindictive and cruel act" by the defendant.

He said: "When you inflicted the first wound to (the victim's) chest, I have no doubt you were aiming for his heart."

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He added: "I have no doubt that you intended to kill your husband and that this was a pre-meditated murder."

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