28th July 2007
Date of Birth:
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.
Friday 18th July 2008,
The jury did not accept the diminished responsibility
claim and found Lilburn guilty of murder.