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Bully wife who killed husband months after Las Vegas wedding loses appeal bid claiming he walked into knife.

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A killer wife who knifed her lawyer husband to death just two months after their Las Vegas wedding has lost her bid to clear her name.

Sharon Edwards, 44, was given a life sentence for fatally stabbing David Edwards in August 2015.

She killed the 51-year-old solicitor at their home following a campaign of bullying, a jury found.

Edwards denied murder but was found guilty after a trial and jailed for life with a minimum term of 20 years.

She took her case to the Court of Appeal – claiming her husband walked into the knife – but three senior judges have rejected her bid to overturn her conviction, the reports.

During the initial court case, a judge described criminal defence solicitor Mr Edwards as “a respected member of the community”. He was “held in extremely high regard” by his courtroom peers, it was said.

Speaking during the sentencing hearing at Manchester Crown Court in 2016, Mr Justice William Davis told Edwards: “It is clear that was a view widely held and your bullying of him, which ended with this tragic death, has robbed people of a decent man.

“You are someone who has attacked people in the past. You have a bullying and violent nature.”

Edwards took her case to the Court of Appeal in London on Tuesday in a bid to clear her name, claiming her husband had walked onto the knife which killed him. She also complained of press coverage of her case.

However three senior judges refused her permission to appeal against either conviction or sentence.

Lady Justice Hallett said: “The central evidence in this case was that Sharon Edwards was holding the knife which caused the stab wound to her husband’s chest, from which he died.

“There is no merit whatsoever in the grounds of appeal which she has advanced and we refuse leave to appeal.”

The court heard that Edwards, of Parkers Wood Close, Chorley, who appeared via a video link from prison, had a history of bullying towards other people and had assaulted Mr Edwards more than once in the six months before the murder.

Lady Justice Hallett, sitting with Mrs Justice Lang and Mr Justice Stuart-Smith, said her complaints were unarguable.

Rejecting a challenge to the shortest period Edwards must serve before applying for release, she said the murder had involved “deliberate use” of a large and dangerous knife.

The crime was aggravated by the loss to the community of “decent” man and her “long-term bullying” of him prior to the fatal attack, it was said.

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