August 5, 2021

Sally Challen: Abused wife entitled to killed husband’s estate

An abused woman who won an appeal after killing her controlling husband with a hammer can inherit his estate, a judge has ruled.

Sally Challen, 65, was found guilty of murdering 61-year-old Richard in Surrey and jailed for life in 2011.

She was freed after her conviction was quashed in February last year and prosecutors later accepted her manslaughter plea.

Judge Paul Matthews has now ruled that Mrs Challen can inherit his estate.

He concluded that a rule barring people who kill from inheriting their victim’s estate should be waived in Mrs Challen’s case.

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