David Pomphret Bio
David Pomphret is a Computer expert Barclays executive lived in Winwick, Cheshire. He has killed his wife Ann Marie Pomphret with a crowbar at their horse stables after he ‘snapped’ from all the abuse. He was an associate vice president in technology for Barclays, admitted killing his wife but denies murder on the grounds of a loss of self-control.
A #Warrington man’s been found guilty of murdering his wife with a crowbar.
David Pomphret bludgeoned Anne Marie last November at stables in #BurtonWood where they kept horses#Liverpool Crown Court heard the 51 year old was a “quiet” man who snapped after years of domestic abuse https://t.co/pwadFjNZoe
— Radio City News (@RadioCityNews) October 11, 2019
David Pomphret Age
He was 51 years old.
David Pomphret Wife / Children
David Pomphret wife’s name is Ann Marie. She was 49 years old.
He burned his jumper, threw the bloodied crowbar in a pond and tried to cover his tracks with phoney texts… but one mistake helped convict him of his wife’s murder https://t.co/Ms52iPEZz4
— Manchester News MEN (@MENnewsdesk) October 11, 2019
David Pomphret has been charged with the murder of his wife Ann Marie after she was found with fatal head injuries at a remote stables in Warrington, Cheshire, in November 1st
Ann Marie Pomphret Murder
BREAKING: David Pomphret has been found guilty at Liverpool Crown Court of the murder of his wife Ann Marie, 49, who he bludgeoned to death with a crowbar last November #CapitalReports pic.twitter.com/hJ216881TH
— Capital North West News (@CapitalNWNews) October 11, 2019
when police first arrived at his house following her death, he pretended he was not the one responsible – and was only caught out after a speck of blood was found on his sock.
Pomphret was arrested the next day and initially denied any involvement.
He burned his bloodstained clothes, disposed of the murder weapon, protested his innocence and was released on bail.
But he did not destroy his socks, which would “come back to haunt him”, the prosecution said.
A Warrington man who battered his wife to death with a crowbar during a row has been found guilty of her murder.
Here is the moment David Pomphret tells police what happened.https://t.co/kNq8w3Mctq
Footage: CPS pic.twitter.com/P0shkztX9l
— BBC North West (@BBCNWT) October 11, 2019
He was re-arrested after police found his wife’s “airborne blood” on his socks putting him at the scene of the crime, the trial heard.
He then had to change his story, the jury was told and admitted manslaughter, tearfully telling the jury he “killed the woman I loved”
David killed his wife with a crowbar at their horse stables after he ‘snapped’ from all the abuse. He bludgeoned his wife more than 30 times with the metal crowbar after he ‘lost control.’
Pomphret, who was an associate vice president in technology for Barclays, admitted killing his wife but denied murder on the grounds of a loss of self-control.
Richard Pratt QC, defending, said: ‘What happened was this is a case where a quiet man finally snapped and unhappily he was a calm man with a tool in his hand.
It was a crowbar. It led to him repeatedly striking his wife over the head with a crowbar.
Reaction as David Pomphret, 51, is found guilty of battering his wife, Ann Marie, to death with a crowbar: “He simply forgot to change his socks” #HeartNews pic.twitter.com/jsSwPoKetP
— North West News (@HeartNWNews) October 11, 2019
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- David Pomphret, 51, beat wife Ann Marie, 49, to death at their home in Cheshire
- Trial heard she was ranting at him and hit him before he snapped last November
- He bludgeoned her more than 30 times leaving her in a pool of blood in Winwick
- Pomphret had originally pretended that he found his wife’s body dead by stables
- But in reality he had brutally murdered her and subsequently burnt his clothing
- Pleaded guilty to manslaughter over November 2 death but convicted of murder
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