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Husband on trial for attempted murder

Sept. 9, 2009 at 3:14 PM   |   Comments

WORCESTER, England, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A British developer is on trial for allegedly trying to kill his wife to collect nearly $830,000 on her life insurance policy.

Andrew Lockhart, the prosecuting attorney, told a jury Tuesday that Michael Hollins was driven by "lust, sex and money" to run down his wife as she walked their dog, the Daily Mail reported. Chloe Hollins survived with severe injuries that required multiple surgeries while the dog was killed.

Hollins, who was out of work and in deep financial trouble, insured his wife's life for 500,000 pounds (almost $830,000), Lockhart said. He also bought a Land Rover secretly and used it in the crime.

Chloe Hollins, who testified from behind a screen in Worcester Crown Court, described the day she was hit. She said she was in a narrow lane near their house in Hereford when she saw the Land Rover, which followed her when she stepped aside to get out of its way.

"It was going incredibly fast. There was nowhere to go," she said. "I could see someone driving, but it happened so quickly I could not say much about the person. It was a horrendous impact."

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