The couple married in May
2014, friends say there was trouble and divorce had been
talked about, but, that they were looking at moving to a
new house in the country for a fresh start.
Goldsmith had been a police
Constable for 28 years.
Thursday 26th March 2015,
Computer logs show that Jill was online looking at
houses, 30 minutes later Adrian Goldsmith made a 999
call saying his wife had tried to kill him.
When police arrived they found
Goldsmith near hysterical, he had killed his wife using
a battery, a tin of paint and a wooden mallet then
stabbed himself. He claimed she had attacked him with a
knife, he had acted in self defence.
Jill Goldsmith was found in
the foetal position in the porch of the family home,
having received in excess of 70 separate injuries to her
head and face.
He was duly arrested and
charged with murder.
Tuesday 31st March 2015,
Goldsmith appears at Northampton crown court via video
link from Bedford prison, he is formally charged with
the murder of his wife Jill Goldsmith.
As Goldsmith was a police
officer it is protocol that an external police force
would conduct the investigation, and that a court
outside of Northamptonshire would be used for trial.
Wednesday 13th January 2016,
Trial starts at Stafford crown court. It emerged during
the trial that Goldsmith had been making notes and
writing letters to his wife throughout the previous
year, these almost self analysis type notes showed a
very troubled man, who admitted he had an anger problem.
Monday 29th January 2016,
Goldsmith is found guilty of murder
Monday 1st February 2016,
Goldsmith sentenced to life with a minimum tariff of 15
years. Eligible for parole in 2031.