July 2007, Mrs Ann Lilburn is heard to
scream "I'm dead" in a 999 call. She also appears to plead
with her husband, David: "Stop it. I can't breathe."
Mrs Lilburn suffered a total of 86 stab wounds to her
stomach, back and neck.
Monday 7th July 2008,
Trial starts at High Court in Glasgow.
Lilburn denies murder on
the grounds of diminished responsibility. He claims he was
not of sound mind after his wife admitted to wanting
to leave him.
The jury was told that when
police searched the couple's home after the attack, they
found four blood-stained knives near to Mrs Lilburn's body
in the main bedroom.
They also discovered a blood-stained cordless telephone.
The court was told Mrs Lilburn had instructed a solicitor
regarding a split from her husband prior to her death.
Letters from her lawyer to the accused about the
separation were also found by the police.
Lilburn was discovered by his
wife having an affair with an ex-girlfriend. They had
been married for 28 years.
Friday 18th July 2008,
The jury did not accept the diminished responsibility
claim and found Lilburn guilty of murder.
Friday 28th July 2008,
Lilburn attempted suicide. After cutting himself with a
makeshift knife he collapsed at HMP Barlinnie Prison,
Glasgow, he was upset after finding out that his wife
was sitting on a small fortunes that he knew nothing
about. He will obviously not gain, but his children
5th September 2008,
Judge Ian Peebles sentenced Lilburn to life
imprisonment, with a recommended minimum tariff of 19
17th June 2015, Lilburn
looses a second appeal against his conviction.