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Thomas McCann, who killed his wife after a row about frozen chips, then dumped her cut body in a country park and jailed for life for murder.
McCann admitted strangling his “childhood sweetheart” Yvonne, 46, at their Stockport home on 23 May 2020.
He is 49 years old.
Yvonne McCann Murder
McCann, 49, choked Yvonne, 46, his wife of 24 years, in the bathroom of their home in Stockport, after a row about a bag of frozen chips left out of the freezer, Manchester crown court heard.
McCann then cut up the body of the mother of four, stopping to send and reply to text messages to their children, pretending their mother was still alive.
He later told police: “I killed my wife and disposed of her like garbage,” after he “lost control and could not stop.”
Thomas McCann Jailed
McCann was jailed for life on Tuesday with a minimum term of 13 years and four months before parole. He will serve no less than 12 years in prison.
Passing sentence, the judge, Alan Conrad QC, told the defendant: “Your actions after the killing amount to serious aggravating factors.
“The defense suggests a combination of self-interest and panic, but what you did makes a terrible case even more horrific and even more upsetting to those concerned.
“Yvonne McCann was a woman with a great deal to live for and a great deal to look forward to when her life was so cruelly cut short by you.”
Conrad said he had factored in the information provided by McCann’s barrister in mitigation, including a psychological report that showed he had low self-esteem and difficulties expressing himself.
The judge added that he had taken into account “the evidence before me that you have always been a hard-working family man who was a good father and further that you have expressed remorse for what you did.”
Earlier, Andrew Smith, prosecuting, told the court the couple met as teenagers and had been together for 32 years until McCann attacked his wife on 23 May last year, the Saturday morning of the May bank holiday weekend.
Mrs. McCann had begun a relationship with another man around 2013, leading, he said, to her husband’s jealousy, the relationship breakdown, and ultimately to her murder.
Smith said: “Seemingly the trigger was some used frozen chips. During that argument, it is now clear that the defendant attacked Yvonne, strangled her to death in the bathroom, and thereafter he dismembered her body in the bath.”