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Pictured: Custody picture of Derek Potter.<br />
Re: A man who faked his wife's suicide but was caught after confessing to murder to a work colleague in the pub has been jailed for a minimum of 17 years.<br />
Derek Potter, 64, killed his wife Lesley, 66, at their home in Swansea, south Wales, on 7 April and made it look like a suicide.<br />
Police did not treat her death as suspicious until, one week before she was due to be cremated, Potter confessed to a colleague that he had strangled her.<br />
Potter was given a mandatory life sentence at Swansea Crown Court.<br />
Mr Justice Soole said Potter had killed his wife in a "sudden furious burst of temper".
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Pictured: Custody picture of Derek Potter.
Re: A man who faked his wife's suicide but was caught after confessing to murder to a work colleague in the pub has been jailed for a minimum of 17 years.
Derek Potter, 64, killed his wife Lesley, 66, at their home in Swansea, south Wales, on 7 April and made it look like a suicide.
Police did not treat her death as suspicious until, one week before she was due to be cremated, Potter confessed to a colleague that he had strangled...
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