A WIFE accused of murdering her husband has walked free from court this afternoon after being cleared of all charges.
A jury has found Tracey White not guilty of the murder of her husband of 24 years Alan, who died after he was stabbed in the stomach. White, of Bond Street, Rossington, was also cleared of manslaughter at Sheffield Crown Court.
The 42-year-old broke down in tears as the jury returned its verdicts and relatives cheered in the public gallery.
Earlier the trial had heard how the pair started arguing after a night out at Rossington Labour Club when White switched the TV off because she thought her husband, aged 49, was asleep.
White, who had been pinned against a breakfast bar by Mr White reached behind her and plunged a kitchen knife into her husband’s stomach, the court was told.
In her defence, White, who denied murder, told jurors how she had kept secret years of violence towards her by her husband.
The school dinner lady wept as in evidence she told how she wanted to get something from the drawer to ‘distract’ her husband and ‘make him stop’ attacking her.
She said: “I didn’t know what I had got in my hand, I never took my eyes off Alan.”