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Man found guilty of decapitating wife over affair fears

Judith Nibbs was killed in a “ferocious and brutal attack”, police said.

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A MAN WHO suspected his wife was having an affair has been found guilty of her murder.

The Metropolitan Police said that Dempsey Nibbs (69) of Vince Court, Charles Square, N1 in London was found guilty of the murder of his wife Judith Nibbs (60) at the Old Bailey today.

He was also found guilty of obstructing a coroner.

Police said that the case first came to their attention when police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 5am on 11 April 2014 to the Charles Square Estate following “concerns for the welfare of a resident”.

Judith Nibbs was found decapitated by officers. Dempsey Nibbs was also at the property, and was found holding a knife and a long-barrelled firearm.

Although officers were able to remove the firearm from his possession, Dempsey Nibbs stabbed himself with the knife. He was taken to hospital to be treated for the injuries.

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After he recovered, he was charged with Judith Nibbs’ murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams led the investigation. He said:

Dempsey Nibbs believed his wife was having an affair and used this misplaced jealousy to launch a ferocious and brutal attack on Judith.
I am pleased that the court has found Dempsey Nibbs guilty and I can only hope this verdict can bring some closure to Judith’s family.

Dempsey Nibbs is due to be sentenced on an unconfirmed date.

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