Man jailed after being found guilty of wife’s murder

Man jailed after being found guilty of wife's murder

Man jailed after being found guilty of wife’s murder

A 54-year-old man has been found guilty of the murder of his wife at their home in North Lincolnshire.

Ian Hamer, of Main Street, Worlaby, was convicted following a three-week trial at Hull Crown Court.

He was sentenced to 22 years in prison, with no opportunity for release before the full sentence is served.

The body of 48-year-old Joanne Hamer was found in the home she shared with her husband in May last year.

A post-mortem examination revealed the cause of death was strangulation.

A murder investigation was launched and searches to find Hamer began.

He was located in Barton and arrested the following morning.

Detective Chief Inspector Christine Calvert of Humberside Police said yesterday (Friday): “My thoughts remain with Joanne’s family and friends today and I want to thank them for their understanding and patience throughout the investigation and court proceedings.

“Joanne was a kind, loving mother and wife who endured years of mental and physical abuse at the hands of her abusive husband.

“I hope today’s conclusion allows Joanne’s family to feel that some sense of justice has been achieved for their loved one.

“Hamer is a violent man who has shown no remorse for taking the life of the woman he was supposed to love and care for. He has made Joanne’s family endure the harrowing ordeal of a trial and have to go through hearing the pain and suffering she went through not just that night, but throughout their marriage as Hamer domestically abused her.

“Joanne had suffered mental and physical abuse at the hands of Hamer, who monitored her phones, checking who she spoke to and where she went, controlling her movements even when she was at work.

“Domestic abuse can take many forms, including psychological, physical, sexual, financial and emotional abuse and can have devastating consequences. It is something that we take incredibly seriously and I would encourage anyone who is a victim or has concerns about a loved one to contact us.”

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