Timothy Brehmer, the married police officer has been sentenced to 10 years 6 months in prison. Previously, the court acquitted him for murder but convicted him of manslaughter.
Brehmer served with Dorset Police and admitted the manslaughter of the married nurse with whom he had affair for more than 10 years.
The Judge said at Salisbury Crown Court as per Mirror,
“This is a case where I should sentence you on the basis you lost your self-control following the sending of the text message to your wife where the affair was revealed, rather than on the basis that you had no intention to kill or cause really serious harm.”
“I am sure that you did deliberately take Claire Parry by the neck applying significant force with your forearm or the crook of your elbow for a period of time while she struggled against you, thereby causing the severe neck injuries which the pathologist described.
“The evidence from the pathologist was that those injuries which she described as ‘severe’ on a scale of mild, moderate, or severe resulted from the application of significant force to the neck for a period of a minimum of 10 to 30 seconds and possibly longer.”
“She said it was difficult to envisage a situation where a struggle in the car imparted the necessary degree of force or could explain the extent and severity of the neck injuries.”
However, the judge explained that Timothy Brehmer needs to stay at least two-thirds of his sentence in prison before parole application.
Mrs. Perry took his phone and texted his wife that “I am cheating on you.”
Brehmer is known as the Man Whore and played with vulnerable women. He had multiple ‘other women’ apart from Mrs. Perry as well. In fact, most of them were from his own department.
His wife, Martha, is a detective in the same department. She had no idea about all of his affairs. In fact, the last time she spoke to him was when Brehmer left the house to meet Mrs. Perry before killing her.
Mr. Perry also told the court that he caught his wife cheating on him. She lied that it was about a few times and their marriage was on verge of collapse anyway. They shared two children together.