By Paul Cheston Mail Online
Murdered: Emma Forrester was hacked with a meat cleaver by her husband. He claimed he was provoked when she changed her marital status to 'single' on Facebook
A husband who hacked his wife to death with a meat cleaver in fury over her Facebook entry was jailed for a minimum of 14 years at the Old Bailey today.
The couple had separated four days before the murder in February and Forrester later told police he had been provoked by his wife changing her marital status to "single" on her Facebook entry, the court heard.
Emma was found in a pool of blood after neighbours were woken at 6.30am by her screams. Near her body was a large kitchen knife and in another room a blood-soaked meat cleaver.
"There is no possible excuse or justification.
"This is a tragic killing of a young woman and what you have done has called untold anguish."
Alex Lewis, prosecuting, said that while Forrester was in and out of work and cared little for family life, his wife took two jobs to make ends meet.
Her parents supported the pair financially and moved home closer to them to help their daughter.
Ms Lewis said: "He was angry about an entry on Facebook he said made him look like a fool as she had advertised her marital status as single. He accused her of having an affair."