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A pensioner has been found guilty of murdering his estranged wife after she left him for an old flame.
David Thomas, 74, lay in wait and stabbed 69-year-old Sheila Thomas with a kitchen knife and bludgeoned her with a lump of wood at the family home in Herne Hill, south London.
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He had told her he would be out on July 24 last yea when she came to the home to collect belongings, a month after she left him.
Mrs Thomas, a mother of five, left her husband of 50 years for a man she had known as a teenager.
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The Old Bailey heard how Mrs Thomas had a fling with Victor Cassar in 1975 and reignited her relationship with him after he sought her out on social media.
When the defendant found out, he had insisted his wife should move out of the family home in June 2018.
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Prosecutor Brian O'Neill QC told jurors it was a 'planned killing'.
About a week before the murder the defendant had asked a friend whether he could get a gun for him, the court heard.
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Mr O'Neill said: 'Mrs Thomas had gone to the address to collect some belongings believing the defendant would not be at home. Indeed he told her in a phone call the previous evening that he would not be there. But that was a lie. He...
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