June 28, 2013 - Lain Lawrence, 53, a former UK
airline pilot told a British court that the car
accident that resulted in the death of his wife
was a result of a leg spasm leaving him unable
to drive properly. However, on Wednesday the
court did not buy his story and sentenced him to
life in prison.
On October 6, 2012, just two days before his
divorce was to become final Lawrence carefully
devised a brutal plan in which he took his wife
Sally for a drive in his car in which he
deliberately crashed the car into a tree which
resulted in her death.
In Court Lawrence said his leg went into a "full
blown" spasm sending an "excruciating" pain down
to his toes. "It's horrendous. You can't move.
I've just got to hold on for grim death. It
hurts so much. "I put my right leg straight down
onto the accelerator. Sally shouted 'What's
happening?' because I was holding on tight at
the time. I was trying to get my foot off the
accelerator. I shouted 'It's my leg'."