Man locks wife in shed for singing 'Ding dong the witch is dead' about his mother

Andrew Salmon pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife.
By Evan Bleier   |   March 20, 2014 at 9:48 AM   |   Comments

March 20 (UPI) -- A British man has pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife after he apparently locked her in a shed for chanting “Ding dong, the witch is dead” about his dead mother.

When she escaped from the shed, Andrew Salmon, 42, punched his wife and twisted her breasts.

When Salmon’s wife arrived home on Feb. 6, he told her: “It's my house now. You are not getting in.” He then proceeded to lock her in the shed.

“When she came back that morning her clothes were outside the house,” Salmon said. “I decided to lock her in the shed as I knew it would really annoy her and that she would be able to get out of a side door.”

After she escaped, the rest of the physical assault occurred.

The incident had apparently been brewing since Salmon’s mother died at the end of December.

“She never really got on with my mum or any of my relatives and when my mum died she was horrible and offered me no support -- she was extremely unsympathetic,” Salmon said. “She would sing ‘ding dong the witch is dead’ from time to time and didn’t even come to her funeral. It was a really difficult time for me and my family.”

Salmon will be sentenced next month.

“I shouldn’t have done it and I am sorry but I was provoked into doing it. The things she was saying about my mum were horrible,” he said.

[The Daily Mail]

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