Wife jailed for killing husband with spear gun

A Melbourne woman who killed her husband after years of domestic abuse has been sentenced to seven years’ jail.

Jemma Edwards, 45, from Highett pleaded guilty in the Victorian Supreme Court to defensive homicide.

In January 2011, she called authorities claiming two men had stabbed her husband James Edwards at their home before fleeing.

Mr Edwards suffered a wound to the back inflicted by a spear gun and had been stabbed repeatedly. He suffered more than 30 injuries.

Later, his wife confessed that she had killed him, but said she had acted in self defence.

The court heard Edwards had been a victim of domestic abuse since 1999 — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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