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 DAVID LILBURN

 


Name:

David Lilburn

AKA:

 

D.O.B:

1963
Kill Total:

1

Kill date:

July 2007

Kill Place:

Paisley, Renfrewshire

Status:

Married

Occupation:

Accountant
Victim:

Ann Lilburn

D.O.B:

1964

 


 

Court:

Glasgow High 
Case No:  

Judge:

Ian Peebles

Prosecution:

 

Defence:

 

 

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Sunday 29th July 2007,  Mrs Ann Lilburn is heard to scream "I'm dead" in a 999 call. She also appears to plead with her husband, David: "Stop it. I can't breathe."  Mrs Lilburn suffered a total of 86 stab wounds to her stomach, back and neck.

 

Monday 7th July 2008, Trial starts at High Court in Glasgow.

Lilburn denies murder on the grounds of diminished responsibility. He claims he was not of sound  mind after his wife admitted to wanting to leave him.

The jury was told that when police searched the couple's home after the attack, they found four blood-stained knives near to Mrs Lilburn's body in the main bedroom.

They also discovered a blood-stained cordless telephone.

The court was told Mrs Lilburn had instructed a solicitor regarding a split from her husband prior to her death. Letters from her lawyer to the accused about the separation were also found by the police.

Lilburn was discovered by his wife having an affair with an ex-girlfriend. They had been married for 28 years.

 

Friday 18th July 2008, The jury did not accept the diminished responsibility claim and found Lilburn guilty of murder.

 

Friday 28th July 2008, Lilburn attempted suicide. After cutting himself with a makeshift knife he collapsed at HMP Barlinnie Prison, Glasgow, he was upset after finding out that his wife was sitting on a small fortunes that he knew nothing about. He will obviously not gain, but his children will.

 

5th September 2008, Judge Ian Peebles sentenced Lilburn to life imprisonment, with a recommended minimum tariff of 19 years.

 

17th June 2015, Lilburn looses a second appeal against his conviction.

 

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