“An abused woman who killed her husband with a hammer will not face a retrial after prosecutors accepted her manslaughter plea.
“Sally Challen, 65, was found guilty of murdering 61-year-old Richard in Surrey and jailed for life in 2011.
“Her conviction was quashed in February and she had been due to face a second murder trial next month.
“Instead, she has been sentenced to nine years and four months for manslaughter – but walked free due to time served.
“Speaking after the sentencing hearing, Mrs Challen thanked her family, who she said had “served my sentence with me”, adding: “Their support and visits have kept me going in what has been a long and terrible nine years.””
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