Dempsey also discovered that his wife had transferred money from her account to a neighbour with whom she had gone on a road trip in 2013. (Photo: MET Police Department)
Hoxton, London: Hoxton police arrested a man for allegedly murdering his wife, beheading her and later flushing her head down the toilet, according to a report in The Telegraph.
Dempsey Nibbs, 69, was booked for killing his wife Judith Nibbs, 60, after a rift in their relationship. Dempsey was 'jealous' as Judith dated other men.
Dempsey told the police that he did not mean to kill Judith but only intended to slap her for betraying him. But when he hit her, she died and in a fit of rage, he decapitated her.
On April 10, 2014, Dempsey attacked his wife with an iron rod at their house in Hoxton, east London. He then cut off her head with a mallet, smashed it and later flushed down the pieces in the water closet.
He then wrote a letter to his 30-year-old son and immediately dialled the emergency number 999 to inform about the incident. He told the police that they would find two bodies at his home.
When police reached the crime scene, they found Judith's headless body near the mail box at the entrance. As they barged into the house, they were shocked to find Dempsey in the bathroom attempting to stab himself.
After being detained, Dempsey told investigators that he killed his wife because he thought she was a 'snake'. He also told them that his wife was cheating on him and he suspected her of having affairs.
He also said that upon checking their computer, he found out videos of his wife blowing kisses to other men, saying 'I love you.' Dempsey also discovered that his wife had transferred money from her account to a neighbour with whom she had gone on a road trip in 2013.
Investigators said that Dempsey carried out the murder in pure hatred for his wife.