A man has been jailed after a woman died form stab wounds in Bury. 65-year-old Earnest Davenport of Bury was sentenced at Liverpool Crown court on the 6th of November, where he received a sentence of six years imprisonment after pleading guilty to manslaughter at an earlier hearing.
At around 4.45pm on the 14th of April 2015, police were called by Earnest Davenport as he reported that he had stabbed his ex-wife Susan Davenport at their former marital home on Rectory Lane in Bury. Officers attended and discovered the body of 63-year-old Susan Davenport, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Earnest Davenport suffered a stab wound after an act of self-harming and was taken to hospital before being arrested.
Senior Investigating Officer Bob Tonge has said, “Earnest Davenport stabbed Susan twice in the chest causing an injury which proved to be fatal. He has been sentenced for this senseless crime, which has devastated a family. They have had to deal with the shock and sadness of losing their mother and have then had to endure the trial and sentencing of their father”.
Bob Tonge also added “The family of earnest and Susan have understandably asked that their privacy be respected at this time. They now have to pick up the pieces and move on with their lives and would like to do that free of intrusion”.