She lures men with sex and gets them to kill husband

She lured them to her house with promises of sex after meeting them in a pub.

But Charlotte Collinge, 45, had very different plans for the two men when they reached her home in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, UK, on Oct 8 last year.

She told Stephen Shreeves, 40, and Kelvin Dale, 27, that she "hated" her husband, Mr Clifford Collinge, and asked if they knew anyone who could kill him, reported the Daily Mail.

The two men, fuelled by alcohol and illegal drugs, launched a savage attack on the 61-year-old retired newsagent.

Mr Collinge died in a pool of blood on the kitchen floor of the house. He had suffered 46 separate injuries, including a head injury, fractured ribs and a collapsed lung.

A clamp had been used in the attack.

Following a four-week trial, a jury of five women and seven men found Collinge, Shreeves and Dale guilty of Mr Collinge's murder.

Collinge was sentenced to 23 years in jail while Shreeves and Dale, were each sentenced to 18 years in jail, reported the BBC.

Unfaithful wife

The judge, Mr Justice Colman Treacy, said: "The killing of Clifford Collinge in his own home was a truly shocking offence.

"On the evidence I have heard, I'm satisfied he was a man who offered no harm to any of you and who indeed had, over a number of years, tolerated the wilful and manipulative behaviour of an unfaithful wife."

The court heard the couple, who had been together for 17 years, had had a rocky relationship peppered with break-ups and reconciliations.

Justice Treacy said Collinge's motives must have included financial gain as well as a strong desire to be "out of her marriage and rid of him".

In the weeks leading up to the killing, Collinge had moved out of the marital home to live with a 21-year-old "toy boy".

Jurors were told that despite her unfaithfulness, Mr Collinge continued to send his wife money and allowed her to return home after she claimed her younger lover had beaten her up.

The court heard that in the event of Mr Collinge's death, his estate would be split between his wife and two children, Ms Julie Bowles, 34, by his first marriage, and Cristal, 16, who was his daughter with Collinge.

Collinge would have got the £400,000 (S$776,000) marital home, a cash payment of £250,000, all of his belongings and half of future rents from other properties he owned - the total would have been around £1 million.

This article was first published in The New Paper.

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