LONDON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A 50-year-old British dental nurse faces a prison term after being convicted Tuesday of manslaughter for stabbing her 73-year-old husband during an argument.
A jury in the Old Bailey acquitted Leonora Sinclair of murder, the Daily Mirror reported. She is scheduled to be sentenced on the lesser charge in December after a psychiatric evaluation.
Sinclair had been married for only 10 months to Lloyd Sinclair when he died.
Prosecutors said she stabbed him in the thigh with a kitchen knife in their home in North London and then waited to call emergency services. Her husband was still alive when an ambulance came but died a few hours later.
Sinclair told police he had fallen and then that he stabbed himself, upset because of a dispute about whether to watch soccer on television.
"I put Harry Hill on TV, and he went berserk," she allegedly said.
Witnesses said they had seen Sinclair bully her husband both physically and verbally. Lloyd Sinclair's brother, Clinton, called him a "quiet man."