UPDATE: Former Police Officer Sentenced for Manslaughter
UPDATE: Following a referral under the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme, the Court of Appeal increased the minimum term of Brehmer’s life sentence to 13 years and six months.
Timothy Brehmer, 41, has today (28 October 2020) been sent to prison for 10 years and six months at Salisbury Crown Court for the offence of manslaughter.
The jury found Brehmer not guilty of murder, although he had previously pleaded guilty to killing Claire Parry, a woman with whom he had been having an extra-marital affair.
Brehmer admitted to unlawfully killing Claire, also aged 41, in his car at the Horns Inn car park, Ferndown. Claire had told Brehmer that she wanted to end their affair and come clean to his wife about their relationship.
Marie Watton, CPS Wessex Senior Crown Prosecutor, said “The prosecution team presented all the available evidence to the jury in this case and we respect their decision in finding Bremmer not guilty of murder.”
“We worked very closely with our Dorset Police colleagues from an early stage on this difficult case and I would like to thank them for their hard work in such challenging circumstances.
“This is clearly a shocking and unusual case, with many people affected by the loss of Claire. My thoughts remain with Claire’s family and friends.”
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