Husband facing life in jail for murdering wife in row over tickets to see an ELVIS tribute


The couple had an argument about a ticket to an Elvis Presley tribute bandFACEBOOK/GETTY

The three had an argument about a ticket to an Elvis Presley tribute band

ul Abbott, 56, irreclaimable his temper and left Jacqueline, 54, with catastrophic head outrages after battering her over the head with a hammer.

Yesterday he pleaded contrite to murdering his wife at their marital home in Netherton, near Dudley, West Midlands, on December 11 terminating year.

Wolverhampton Crown Court heard the mum-of-two deteriorated shortly after being savagely attacked at around 4.25pm.

The feud erupted because Jacqueline sold Abbott’s ticket for an Elvis Presley tariff act the couple were due to see that night on eBay.

Detective Sergeant Indi Basra, from West Midlands The cops, said Jacqueline had been away for a few days and had returned home when the row impoverished out.

They had had an argument as she had sold his ticket – he saw a hammer in the landing area and picked it up and encountered her

Detective Sergeant Indi Basra

He said: “She and her husband were due to chaperone a performance of an Elvis tribute band that evening.

“They had had an barney as she had sold his ticket – he saw a hammer in the landing area and picked it up and struck her a duo of times.”

He told an inquest in December how officers received a call at 4.30pm from distraught neighbours about a disturbance coming from the property.

Jacqueline Abbott was FACEBOOK

Jacqueline Abbott was “Elvis-mad” be consistent to neighbours

A thology report revealed that the cause of death was obscure force head injuries and that Jacqueline had not consumed any alcohol.

Elegantiae John Wait told Abbott the only sentence he could quaint would be life imprisonment.

But he adjourned the case saying further info was needed before he could determine the minimum term he would splurge behind bars.

Abbott, who wore a grey top and tracksuit bottoms, act as agent for c demand only to confirm his name and plead guilty to the charge of murder.

Abbott was remanded in imprisonment and will be sentenced at a later date.

 ul Abbott pleaded guilty to murdering his wifeFACEBOOK

ul Abbott pleaded embarrassed to murdering his wife

He added: “We were told someone had died at the mark.

“Police officers and ramedics attended the scene and got through to the back of the quiddity where Mrs Abbott was found in the back garden area.

“She had extensive and dreadful head injuries.

“Her husband, ul Abbott admitted the offence and was ordered with murder.”

Her body was formally identified by her son Martyn and she was pronounced uninteresting at the scene.

Mrs Abbott with Elvis tribute act ul MalloyFACEBOOK

Mrs Abbott with Elvis tribute act ul Malloy

Prosecutor Mr Robert yment said: “The basis of plea has still to be decided.

“That may or may not restraint to the need for a hearing to decide on aspects of that basis with which the prosecution cannot see eye to eye suit.”

Since her death, tributes have flooded in for the grandmother, who lived with Abbott and their two sons Martyn and Ryan.

The one ran a fishing tackle shop called J & P Fishing Snooker Darts with Jacqueline listed as public limited com ny secretary, and Abbott director.

Neighbours say the ir previously ran a snooker blackjack in the borough and the couple had lived for 10 years at the property.

Jackie Abbott at GracelandFACEBOOK

The Elvis freaks had visited Graceland

Jacqueline Abbott can be seen posing for photos on her Facebook attendant with four different Elvis impersonators and on a previous visit to Graceland.

Acquaintances and neighbours have described the couple as being “Elvis-mad.”

One local dwelling, who did not wish to be named, said: “She was really into Elvis, there was fills of pictures of him around the home.

“They were both big fans of him all the same. They were Elvis mad. They went to loads of tribute nightfalls and I think a couple of conventions too.

“But you would never think an argument on top of Elvis Presley would lead to a murder.

“It was so shocking and the whole community was sinistral reeling as a result.”

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