Husband stabs his ex-wife to death after she said he was not the father of their eldest son

A husband stabbed his ex-wife to death after she made the 'bombshell' revelation that he was not the father of their eldest son.

Ernest Davenport

Ernest Davenport, 65, flew into a rage when 63-year-old ex wife Susan claimed their eldest son Mark, 38, was not his.

Mrs Davenport left her husband in 2011 to set up home with another man, Chris Brenneis, with whom she lived with.

However, the row unfolded on April 14 after Mrs Davenport arrived at the property to get her husband to sign papers relating to the sale of the house.

Davenport claimed his ex-wife had repeatedly taunted him saying Mr Brenneis, was 'a lot better man than you' and kept referring 'to Chris this, Chris that'.

She also told him: 'You aren't half the man you think you are' and when he asked what she meant, he claimed she said that their son, Mark, now aged 38, was not his son.

He said: 'I was in a rage. We were arguing and shouting. I was just in shock and I didn't know what to do.

They started to argue about money and shortly after, later the ex husband Mr Davenport made the 999 call saying: 'I have had a fight with my wife and I think I've killed her.''

While he was making the 999 call,the couple's other son Michael stumbled upon the gruesome scene after turning up for his regular weekly visit to see his father.

The victim was in a bad state as she suffered two stab wounds to her chest. She was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Davenport has been jailed for six years after admitting manslaughter. He was cleared of the more serious charge of murder at an earlier hearing.


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