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Murderer Robin Garbutt Loses Appeal

Custody photo of Robin Garbutt

3:27pm 24th May 2012
(Updated 4:49pm 24th May 2012)

A North Yorkshire shopkeeper, found guilty of bludgeoning his postmistress wife to death, has lost a Court of Appeal challenge against his murder conviction.

Robin Garbutt was jailed for life in April last year and ordered to serve a minimum of 20 years behind bars.

He battered his 40 year old wife Diana to death in Melsonby in North Yorkshire.

Three judges ruled his conviction was safe.

Detective Superintendent Lewis Raw, from North Yorkshire Police, has told Minster FM:

“We are satisfied with the Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold Robin Garbutt’s conviction and hope that this final outcome allows Diana’s family to put a very traumatic and devastating period behind them and that they can now begin to rebuild their lives.”

PICTURED: Robin Garbutt

Custody photo of Robin Garbutt

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