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14 December 2012, 13:55
A South Yorkshire man has been jailed for eight years for the Manslaughter of his wife.
55 year old Stephen Eastwood, from Thurcroft in Rotherham has been sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court to eight years for the manslaughter of his wife, Angela Eastwood.
Police went to the couples house in December last year after getting reports a 56 year old woman had serious injuries. Angela Eastwood later died in hospital as a result of her injuries.
Detective Inspector Lea Jackson said: “This has been an incredibly difficult investigation, as is any offence that occurs behind closed doors. Angela Eastwood suffered appalling injuries that later led to her death.
South Yorkshire Police would like to encourage anyone who is a victim of domestic violence to come forward and report it as early as possible so that all reports can be dealt with and investigated quickly. We do not want any domestic violence incidents to escalate to one as serious as this, where we have the tragic death of a woman.
Throughout the trial Stephen showed absolutely no remorse whatsoever.