A two-time Surrey murderer has lost an appeal of the second-degree murder conviction of his wife, posthumously.
58-year-old Thomas Elton, who died in November 2015, was convicted of strangling and stabbing his wife to death during what he claimed was a suicide pact being carried out.
Both Elton and his wife, Brenda Turcan, were murderers on parole when he killed her in their Guildford apartment in 2009.
The couple married in 2005 and both had murdered someone before they met.
The appeal court judges ruled it was Elton’s intent to cause the death of his wife even though he argued he was helping her commit suicide.