Calls to review five-year jail term for man who strangled wife in Wales

Calls to review five-year jail term for man who strangled wife in Wales

The Guardian

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Labour MPs urge attorney general to refer case of Anthony Williams, 70, to appeal court as unduly lenient

The attorney general is under increasing pressure from MPs and campaigners to ask the court of appeal to reconsider the sentence of a man who strangled his wife days into the first coronavirus lockdown.

Anthony Williams, 70, was sentenced to five years in jail at Swansea crown court on Thursday after he was found not guilty of murder but admitted manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility. The judge, Paul Thomas, said it was a “tragic case on several levels” but in his view Williams’ mental state was “severely affected at the time”.

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