Jury retire in wife death trial

JURORS in the trial of a Suffolk man accused of killing his wife has retired to consider its verdict.Before Ipswich Crown Court is Anthony Morley, 42, of Eagle Walk, Bury St Edmunds who has denied the manslaughter of his wife Joanne in June last year.

JURORS in the trial of a Suffolk man accused of killing his wife has retired to consider its verdict.

Before Ipswich Crown Court is Anthony Morley, 42, of Eagle Walk, Bury St Edmunds who has denied the manslaughter of his wife Joanne in June last year.

It has been alleged that 42-year-old Mrs Morley died after her husband allegedly punched her in the neck during a row causing an artery to rupture.

Morley later told police he had pushed his wife after she had been drunk and aggressive to him when they went to bed.

He denied punching her and said he had no reason to believe she was seriously hurt when he left her.

Morley elected not to give evidence during the trial.

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The jury was expected to return to court today to continue its deliberations after failing to reach a verdict yesterday.