A NURSE who murdered his wife and tried to make it look like a car crash was given jailed for life yesterday.
Brent Mott, 32, strangled wife Kate, 35, at their home in Everard Road, Southport, in the early hours of 21 January this year in a row about their divorce.
The Recorder of Liverpool, Henry Globe, QC, jailed Mott for a minimum of 25 years.
The couple were in the final stages of divorce when Mott “lost all self control” during an argument.
The killer claimed that after returning from a night out, his wife attacked him with a knife.
He said they fell on to the marble hearth of their fireplace and she bumped her head as he tried to disarm her. He then said he strangled her with the pyjama top she was wearing.
But a doctor concluded that injuries to the side of her head were caused by a weapon and the ligature marks around her neck were caused by something other than her top, the prosecution said.
After the killing, Mott put her in their car and drove to a field where he superficially damaged the car and abandoned it.