Man not guilty of murdering wife after TV shopping debts row
A man from Norfolk has been found not guilty of murdering his wife, strangled after a row about debts built up through a TV shopping channel.
Warren Goring, 67, had admitted the manslaughter of his wife 63-year-old wife Shirley in February this year.
Chelmsford Crown Court heard Goring, of Mundesley, Norfolk, was "facing bankruptcy" at the time of the killing.
Mr Goring was given an eviction notice over £3,000 rent arrears the night before Mrs Goring was found dead.
The court heard much of their debt was from £10,000 of women's jewellery bought on TV channel Sit Up Auctions.
Mr Goring, who worked for CPS Norfolk for 26 years, most recently as a business manager, was arrested by police searching for his car near King's Lynn hours after his wife's body was found.
The court heard in his police interview, Mr Goring said he had no recollection of the killing but accepted he had "flipped".
He said that after the incident he had sat on the bed. He did not check on his wife's condition or call for help.
He told police: "I could only think about what I should do with the dog."
Sentencing for manslaughter has been adjourned until 7 October.