A woman suspected of beating her millionaire husband to death with a hammer was due to divorce him within a fortnight.
The body of Ferrari-driving businessman Richard Challen, 61, was found by officers at home on Sunday.
Sally Challen, 56, who split from him a year ago, drove 75 miles to Beachy Head and allegedly confessed before being talked out of jumping from a 500ft cliff by police.
Last night brother Terence Jenney, 74, said she was “depressed” after her husband spent months trying to stall a divorce by dodging talks.
Mr Jenney said: “The divorce should have gone through ages ago, but he just refused to co-operate.” Neighbours claimed there were tensions in the marriage after Mr Challen, convicted of fraud in 2006, had affairs.
The pair, who have two sons in their 20s, were said to have arranged a dinner on Saturday in Claygate, Surrey. Police are still quizzing her.