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Nurse cries in mugshot after stabbing husband to death as he lay in bed
A nurse who fatally stabbed her husband is facing life behind bars after being convicted of his murder.
Rebecca Searing, 51, knifed Paul Searing, 57, twice in the abdomen as he lay in bed at their home in Ryecroft, Harlow, Essex on 12 February.
She called the ambulance as he lay in bed, and was downstairs when police arrived as paramedics battled to save him.
He was rushed to hospital but died three hours later.
When officers arrested Searing she made a number of significant statements, seeming to admit she had attacked her husband, stating “I can’t believe I’ve just done this” and “I will go down for this”.
After being detained again on charges of murder, Searing continued to speak, perhaps admitting that she had assaulted him. Inside their house, a blood-spattered knife was discovered. She reportedly said to an officer while being held captive, “I am going to get 25 years for this aren’t I?” before the jury during the trial. But when questioned, she gave the “no comment” response. Although Searing denied murder, a jury found him guilty on Thursday. She remained emotionless while the verdict was announced.
Investigating officer Detective Inspector Lydia George said: “Paul Searing lost his life in a moment of extreme violence and Rebecca Searing’s actions were fatal.
“And while she may have some regret for what has happened, that cannot undo the consequences of her actions.
“She now faces a life sentence and a significant amount of time behind bars.”
Searing will be sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court on 7 September.