10:43, February 28 217 0 theguardian.com

2019-02-28 10:43:05
Sally Challen wins appeal against conviction for murdering husband

Sally Challen has won an appeal against her conviction for the murder of her husband Richard in a hammer attack at their home in Surrey.

Challen, 65, who was sentenced to 18 years for the murder of her car dealer husband, Richard Challen, 61, had been bulled and intimidated by him since they first met when she was aged just 15, the court had heard.

But facts relevant to the coercive control she suffered were not properly put before the jury at her 2011 Guildford crown court trial because the concept of coercive control was only recognised in law as a form of domestic abuse in 2015.

The judges hearing the appeal ordered a retrial.

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