David Pomphret Bio
David Pomphret is a Barclays executive, who killed his wife Ann Marie with a crowbar at their horse stables after he ‘snapped’ from all the abuse.
He is 51 years old as of 2019.
David Pomphret Wife / Children
David Pomphret wife name is Ann Marie. She was 49 years old.
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
Killed His wife
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.
#Cheshire husband who beat wife to death with crowbar was a”quiet man who finally snapped.” David Pomphret admits manslaughter but denies murdering his wife Ann Marie in #Warrington last November. @BBCNWT in about 15 minutes. pic.twitter.com/rwDpgfMaV2
— Andy Gill (@MerseyHack) September 30, 2019
Mr Pratt Told:
the jury of seven women and five men the defendant had been the model of restraint despite facing longstanding ‘vocal and sometimes violent’ abuse from his wife.
Mr Pratt said the jury will hear from the couple’s daughter, Megan, 18, who describes her father as ‘her rock’ while her mother would at times call her a ‘fat slag’.
The defendant was a ‘quiet and calm’ individual with an ‘impeccable’ character and ‘extraordinary powers of self-restraint’, the jury heard, despite his wife’s abuse of her ‘useless’ husband.
Mrs Pomphret had however suffered cancer, was on the autism spectrum and could be ‘highly volatile’, sometimes loving and warm and sometimes violent.
The family lived on Masefield Drive, Warrington, but also owned land with some stables nearby on Old Alder Lane, where they kept a number of horses.
On November 2 last year Pomphret rang 999 claiming to have found his wife lying in a pool of blood at the stables.
He told the call handler: ‘There is brain and blood everywhere, and it looks like she has had her head beaten in.’
The defendant was arrested the day after and protested his innocence.
Meanwhile, the police investigation continued with a detailed post mortem on the victim’s body.
Pathologist Dr Alison Armour concluded Mrs Pomphret died from a violent assault where she suffered severe head injuries caused by in excess of 30 multiple blows to her head with a crowbar.
The victim also suffered defence injuries to her hand and arms.
At a hearing in May, Pomphret admitted the unlawful killing of his wife but denied her murder.