Man guilty of stabbing wife to death at family home

24/02/2011

Today at Wolverhampton Crown Court, Harold Landry, 64, was found guilty of the murder of his wife Lucy Landry, 38, at their home at Besford Court, Worcestershire on the 1st February 2010.

Gareth Walters, Senior Crown Advocate of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in West Mercia, who acted as junior counsel in the trial, said: "This was a tragic case, involving a frenzied knife attack on a young mother. Landry attacked his wife with such severity that she had over 20 stab wounds and was found dying outside by a neighbour with the knife still in situ. Landry at this point had left the scene to see a friend and sort out his personal affairs despite having only just stabbed his wife, and leaving her to die, he was later arrested.

"The Crown Prosecution Service has worked closely with West Mercia Police throughout this case, from the giving of initial advice to the Police, through the preparation of the case papers, to the presentation of the case in court. I would like to thank the Police for the thoroughness of their investigation, which has enabled the case to be robustly and successfully prosecuted.

"Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Lucy Landry and we extend our sympathies towards them."