Somerset

Caroline Meeking appeals against car row killing sentence

Caroline Meeking
Image caption Meeking was jailed for two years after a trial at Bristol Crown Court

A Somerset woman who was given two years in jail for killing her husband by pulling the handbrake during a drunken row, is to appeal her sentence.

On 30 August 2010, Caroline Meeking, 45, and her husband Alan, 49, had been drinking all day in Bridport, Dorset, before driving home.

Meeking, of Park Lane Barn, Ilminster, had denied manslaughter but was convicted at Bristol Crown Court.

The Court Appeal has confirmed it received an application in December.

Meeking, who runs a cattery, said she did not intend to kill her husband and just wanted to get away from him as the argument had already lasted 30 minutes.

She told court she believed the car would slow down if the handbrake was pulled, not thinking it would cause it to spin out of control.

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