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A woman who stabbed her husband to death said “there are not many murders” in her quiet Somerset village when she was arrested by police, a court has heard.
David Jackson was an English actor best known for his role as Olag Gan in the first two seasons of Blake’s 7 and as Detective Constable Braithwaite in Z-Cars from 1972 to 1978. He was born in Liverpool, Lancashire. Wikipedia
Penelope Jackson, 66, stabbed David Jackson, 78, a retired lieutenant colonel, three times in the kitchen of her family home in Berrow, Somerset, on February 13 of this year.
Her husband of 24 years managed to call emergency services before losing consciousness, but the defendant took the phone from her and refused to follow the operator’s instructions to help him.
Mr. Jackson was bleeding to death wearing only his underwear when officers arrived at the property.
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July 15, 1934, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Penelope Jackson Arrested
Today, jurors were shown footage of Penelope Jackson’s arrest on the third day of her trial in Bristol Crown Court on Wednesday.
Jackson, who was heard by the court that she had previously threatened to cut off her husband’s penis, could be heard telling officers: ‘I have my’ never on, I have my ‘never on’ as they searched and handcuffed her.
She went on to tell officers: ‘No problem, I stabbed him, he’s an aggressive and nasty bully and I’ve had enough.’
Jackson added: “When he says he wouldn’t do it, I did it two more times.”
The defendant could then be heard complaining that she was cold and asking for the heat to be turned on in the police car, before an officer offered to fetch her coat.
She was then advised to shut up and wait for legal advice, but she replied, ‘No, no. I have no intention of not agreeing with what I have done.
‘I know what I have done and I know why I have done it and if I have not done it correctly, I will be very angry.
In another clip she could be heard exclaiming ‘oh well’ when she was arrested again for murder rather than attempted murder.
Once at the police station, she told officers that she had not been out “since before Christmas,” adding that she “could freeze to death.”
She then joked ‘that would be really cool, put Covid on top of this’ while taking her temperature as part of coronavirus precautions.
She added: ‘I’ll tell you what, there aren’t many murders in Berrow.’
On the second day of Jackson’s murder trial, the jury heard that the 78-year-old victim had been Jackson’s fourth husband and she was his third wife.
Sheila Taylor, Jackson’s second wife, told the court that her marriage to the victim had ended when he began an affair with the defendant in 1993.
Police officers were called to the couple’s home in Berrow, Somerset, on February 13 of this year.
Ms. Taylor told the court that she found out about the matter when Jackson called her home and demanded to speak to her husband.
She said he was’ pale and shaking ‘when she ended the call, adding:’ He told me that he had been having an affair with a woman named Penny, but that the relationship was over.
‘(Jackson) didn’t want the relationship to end and she insisted that he tell me and move in with her.’
Ms. Taylor said that after her divorce from the victim was finalized, he had told her that Jackson had threatened to “make her a Bobbit” if she ever tried to leave her.
The alleged threat was a reference to a high-profile case in the US at around the same time that a wife had cut off her husband’s penis.
Jackson admitted to the involuntary manslaughter of the retired lieutenant colonel, but denies the murder, claiming that her husband was coercive and controlling and also physically violent towards her.
But several friends and family have given evidence to say that they never saw any signs that the couple was unhappy.
Several described the defendant as the more outgoing of the two.
Julie Smith, an old friend of Jackson’s whom he met when they both worked in accounts and administration at the Defense Ministry, said he often had one-on-one calls with her.
She told the court: ‘David was quiet, modest, sociable, a good man, Penelope was sociable and sociable.
“They both had pretty strong points of view, so they were similar in that regard.”
Mrs. Smith continued, “They seemed to get along pretty well, just little disagreements like any married couple.”
She added that she had never seen any aggression between the couple and said, “They seemed comfortable in each other’s company.”
Ms Smith said that the defendant and the victim had enjoyed the trips, went on several cruises a year and often spent the winter months in Spain.
The trial, which is expected to last three weeks, continues.
David Jackson Quick and Facts
- Penelope Jackson, 66, stabbed her husband of 24 years David Jackson, 78
- Jurors were shown arrest footage of Jackson on the third day of her trial
- Police were called to couple’s home in Berrow, Somerset, on February 13
- Jackson denies the murder of her husband but has accepted manslaughter