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Abused wife Sally Challen wins court battle to inherit estate of the husband she beat to death 

Added 05-28-20 03:36:02am EST - “The 66-year-old was freed last year after the Court of Appeal quashed her conviction in light of new evidence that she was suffering a psychiatric illness at the time of the killing.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Sally Challen wins battle to inherit estate of the husband she killed”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A woman who beat her controlling husband to death with a hammer after decades of emotional abuse can inherit his estate, a judge has ruled.

Sally Challen, 66, was jailed for life in 2011 for the murder of her husband Richard, 61, the previous year.

She was freed last year after the Court of Appeal quashed her conviction in light of new evidence that she was suffering a psychiatric illness at the time of the killing.

Sally Challen (left) is now eligible to claim the estate of her husband Richard (right) who she murdered in 2010. Mrs Challen was jailed for 11 years but a judge decided on Wednesday that Mr Challen's own aggressive behaviour in their marriage means she can claim what was his

A new trial was ordered but Mrs Challen was released in June after prosecutors accepted her plea of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and a judge at the Old Bailey concluded she had already served her time.

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