10/07/2024

65-Year-Old Man Jailed For Killing His Wife In 2020

A 65-year-old man has been jailed for the murder of his wife in August 2020.

At Belfast Crown Court, Gary Baird, pleaded guilty to killing his wife Susan (60) in an attack at their south Belfast home.

Baird was was sentenced to serve seven years, three in custody and four on licence, for manslaughter by way of diminished responsibility.
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Welcoming the sentencing, Detective Inspector Jennifer Rea said: "The investigation began with the defendant reporting his actions to police. While proceedings have concluded with today's sentencing, I know that the couple's children, wider family and friends remain submerged in sorrow. My sincere thoughts are with them."


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