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Flintshire man sentenced to life imprisonment for murder

|News, Violent crime , Domestic abuse

A father-of-four who killed his estranged wife while their children slept has been sentenced to life imprisonment for her murder.

At the end of August 2021, whilst working a night shift, Russell Marsh, 29, made an excuse to leave work early and went to the home of Jade Marsh. He attacked her in her own bedroom, stabbing and slashing her with a knife before killing her by asphyxiation from pressure to her neck.

Russell Marsh then drove his four children to his parents’ property before handing himself in at a nearby police station later that morning.

Karen Dixon of the CPS said: “Russell Marsh cut short a young woman’s life in a brutal and sadistic way.

“Although the case is now over, our thoughts remain firmly with Jade’s family and friends, and especially the children.”

Marsh was sentenced at Mold Crown Court on 12 April 2022 where he received a sentence of life imprisonment and was ordered to serve a minimum of 25 years.

Notes to editors

  • Karen Dixon is a District Crown Prosecutor in CPS Cymru-Wales
  • Russell Marsh (DOB: 6/6/1992) was convicted of murder
  • Jade Marsh died 26 August 2021 aged 27.

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