One-Legged Woman, 79, Kills Mate With Bedpan

<i> From Reuters</i>

A 79-year-old woman who is confined to a wheelchair was found guilty by a London court Friday of beating her husband to death with a plastic bedpan after he taunted her about his extramarital affairs 40 years ago.

Mabel Hyams, who has one leg, was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment at London’s Old Bailey after pleading guilty to manslaughter. The sentence was suspended.

Describing the case as “tragic and unusual,” prosecution lawyer Anthony Wilcken said Hyams lost her leg in 1941 and was totally reliant on her husband of 57 years, Harold.

He had affairs with three women early in the marriage and had taunted his wife about them over the next 40 years.