jailed for life for murder of wife after crash drama near Burnham
50-year-old man has been jailed for life following the murder
of a woman in Glastonbury and a dramatic car crash near Burnham-On-Sea
earlier this year.
Neil Winn of Watts Corner, Glastonbury appeared at Bristol Crown
Court on Thursday (July 9th) where he admitted murdering his estranged
wife Lisa Winn at their former marital home in February.
the morning of February 26th, Lisa, 45, was found in the rear
garden of the house with multiple stab wounds.
the courageous efforts of those at the scene, Lisa never regained
consciousness and died at the scene.
fled the scene and was arrested a short time later following a
single vehicle road traffic collision in the village of Mark,
near Burnham-On-Sea, as pictured below.
Lorna Dallimore, the investigating officer, said: "During
the police investigation Neil Winn was found to be a violent,
controlling and possessive man who couldn't accept the breakdown
of his 25-year marriage many months before."
discovering that Lisa had begun a new relationship, he couldn't
face the thought of her having a life without him and in a cold,
calculated and premeditated attack he ended her life."
has inflicted unimaginable suffering on his own children by effectively
depriving them of both parents."
their grief, Lisa's family have shown great strength, unity and
dignity throughout this ordeal and I would like to pay tribute
to their courage."
would also like to thank the witnesses, the investigation team
and the CPS for the support and commitment shown throughout the
has been jailed for life and is to serve a minimum term of 18
today's hearing, the Winn's five children; Tom, Liam, Nathan,
Amber and Bella said: "Today Neil Winn has been convicted
of the murder of our loving mother, Lisa Winn, and he has been
sentenced to 18 years."
was a planned and brutal murder that she didnt deserve and
was unable to protect herself from."
own father has taken her from us and completely destroyed our
lives. We are left suffering and wondering why."
was always there for us and looked after us. We are left on our
own, but will now support each other and make her proud."
Emergency services at the scene of the crash in the village of
Mark, near Burnham-On-Sea, in February where the car driven by
Mr Winn had crashed into a ditch, as we reported here.