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Killer of Wife Appeals

Tuesday, 18th February 2003.

A FORMER college chef jailed for life after killing his wife with a hammer is to appeal against his murder conviction.

Colin Dorey, 43, was convicted in August of murdering his wife, Christine, 37, on January 3 last year while their three young children were asleep.

Dorey, of Bury St Edmunds, admitted the manslaughter of his wife but denied murdering her on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

However, he was found guilty of murder on a majority verdict after a trial at Ipswich Crown Court.

A spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service said: "He has been given leave to appeal. The appeal notice has been lodged and we are waiting for a hearing date which will be at the Court of Appeal in London."

Both Dorey and his wife had formerly worked as chefs at Trinity College, Cambridge, and at the time of her death Mrs Dorey was employed as a shelf stacker at Tesco, Newmarket.

Haverhill Weekly News

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