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6 August 2018, 19:00 | Updated: 6 August 2018, 19:10
73 year old murdered his wife because she wanted to leave him.
A 73 year old man from Solihull, who stabbed his wife to death because she wanted to leave him, has been jailed for life for her murder,
Arthur Stonehouse will serve at least 13 years and four months after attacking 51 year old Tracy at their home in Chelmsley Woods in April.
He pleaded guilty to murder after he beat his wife and strangled her until she was unconscious before stabbing her six times.
Tracy’s family have paid tribute to their mother. They said: “We feel utterly betrayed by Arthur. We used to think of him as a person we trusted to protect Mom.
“She wasn’t just Mom; she was a sister, aunty, grandmother and best friend.
“She was a huge part of all our lives. She was the glue that held our family together. The impact this has had on our family is unbearable. She will always be in our hearts and thoughts. We love you so much Mom and miss you millions.”