Post office murderer calls in new legal team

York Press: Robin Garbutt

9:59am Saturday 17th August 2013

A SUB-POSTMASTER from North Yorkshire convicted of killing his wife has hired a high-profile legal team in an attempt to secure his release.

Wife-killer loses his conviction appeal

York Press: APPEAL: Robin Garbutt

3:42pm Thursday 24th May 2012

A SHOPKEEPER who bludgeoned his postmistress wife to death has lost his appeal against the conviction.

Postmistress murder husband to appeal

York Press: Robin Garbutt, who was jailed for life for murdering his postmistress wife

11:30am Saturday 12th November 2011

A SHOPKEEPER serving a life sentence for bludgeoning his wife to death is appealing against his conviction.

Post Office murder: Garbutt guilty and jailed for life

York Press: Robin Garbutt

2:30pm Tuesday 19th April 2011

A SHOPKEEPER has been jailed for life, with a minimum of 20 years, after being found guilty of bludgeoning his wife to death as she slept.

Post Office murder: “Loss is unbearable”, says victim’s mum

York Press: Diana Garbutt's mother Agnes Gaylor

3:02pm Tuesday 19th April 2011

THE mother of murder victim Diana Garbutt says her cherished memories of her daughter will never fade as killer Robin Garbutt is found guilty of her death.

Post Office murder: Killer was "calculating and deceptive" say police

York Press: Det Supt Lewis Raw

3:27pm Tuesday 19th April 2011

MURDERER Robin Garbutt was "calculating and deceptive" as he lied about killing his wife and invented a story about an armed robbery, police have said.

Melsonby murder trial: jury considers verdict

York Press: Robin Garbutt

11:17am Tuesday 19th April 2011

THE jury in the trial of a North Yorkshire shopkeeper accused of murdering his wife will return today for a third day of deliberations.

MURDER TRIAL: Jury to return for a third day

5:47pm Monday 18th April 2011

THE jury will return for a third day of deliberations in the trial of a North Yorkshire shopkeeper accused of murdering his wife.

Jury out in Melsonby murder trial

York Press: Robin Garbutt arrives at court.

10:13am Friday 15th April 2011

THE jury in the trial of sub-postmaster Robin Garbutt has been told to consider whether he killed his wife and then hid the murder weapon in the “dead of night”.

Melsonby murder trial - ‘Comedy of errors’ in killing probe

10:17am Thursday 14th April 2011

DETECTIVES hunting the killer of sub-postmistress Diana Garbutt tried to “cherry pick” the evidence to fit a theory that she was murdered by her husband, a court has heard.

Melsonby murder trial: Wife said husband was a ‘top guy’

York Press: Robin Garbutt’s mother, Joyce Brook, leaves Teesside Crown Court after giving evidence in the trial of her son

10:07am Wednesday 13th April 2011

A SHOPKEEPER accused of bludgeoning his wife to death was the only man she had ever trusted, his mother told a court.

Melsonby murder trial postmaster dismisses unfaithful wife claim

8:50am Tuesday 12th April 2011

A SHOPKEEPER accused of murdering his wife as she slept said the accusation was “a terrible, awful thing to say”.

Melsonby murder trial: ‘I would never hurt my Di’

York Press: Robin Garbutt arrives at court.

10:13am Friday 8th April 2011

A SHOPKEEPER who denies murdering his postmistress wife claimed in court he would “never hurt her”.

Melsonby murder trial: tears from accused Robin Garbutt in court

8:42am Thursday 7th April 2011

A shopkeeper accused of murdering his postmistress wife broke down and wept as a court heard a recording of his 999 call for help.

Melsonby murder trial: victim’s secret life is revealed

York Press: Diana Garbutt

11:00am Saturday 2nd April 2011

A MURDERED postmistress was unhappy about her sex life with her husband and had been “intimate” with another man in York, a court has heard.

Melsonby murder trial: Couple’s luxury breaks and mounting debt

10:09am Friday 1st April 2011

A NORTH Yorkshire sub-postmaster was facing mounting debt problems at the time he allegedly beat his wife to death, a jury was told yesterday.

Melsonby murder trial: Accused ‘stayed at luxury hotels’

11:43am Thursday 31st March 2011

A postmaster accused of murdering his wife spent expensive weekends away with her at luxury hotels, their temporary stand-in told a court.

Melsonby murder trial: Police officer’s DNA found on murder weapon

9:50am Wednesday 30th March 2011

A YORK-BASED police officer was quizzed after his DNA was found on the murder weapon believed to have been used to bludgeon a sub-postmaster’s wife to death.

Melsonby murder trial: ‘Murdered wife had no defensive injuries’

9:17am Tuesday 29th March 2011

JURORS in the trial of a sub-postmaster accused of battering his wife to death as she lay sleeping were yesterday shown photographs of her blood-stained pillow.

Melsonby murder trial: Shopkeeper sobbed without tears

York Press: Robin Garbutt

9:36am Friday 25th March 2011

A VILLAGE shopkeeper accused of bludgeoning his wife to death shed no tears when he told police about her death, a court heard.

Friend tells of murder accused’s ‘loving marriage’

York Press: Robin Garbutt arrives at Teesside Crown Court, where he is accused of murdering his postmistress wife Diana

10:19am Thursday 24th March 2011

A shopkeeper accused of murdering his postmistress wife appeared to have a loving and affectionate marriage, a fellow villager told a court.

Neighbour tells court of horrific scene in victim’s bedroom

York Press: Unhappy marriage: Diana Garbutt

9:50am Wednesday 23rd March 2011

Updated: A POSTMASTER accused of bludgeoning his wife to death wept in court as a neighbour described the scene in the couple’s bedroom after being called to help.

Postmaster killed ‘unfaithful’ wife with metal bar, jury told

York Press: Robin Garbutt arrives at court.

10:10am Tuesday 22nd March 2011

A village shopkeeper bludgeoned his unfaithful wife to death then pretended their post office had been robbed, a jury heard.

Final journey of Melsonby murder victim Diana Garbutt

York Press: The funeral procession walked from Melsonby Village Shop and Post Office, where the 40-year-old’s body was found on March 23

10:31am Saturday 8th May 2010

HUNDREDS of people gathered to pay their last respects to a North Yorkshire postmistress who was the victim of a brutal murder.

Robin Garbutt remanded to prison charged with murdering his wife Diana

York Press: Robin Garbutt

12:22pm Saturday 17th April 2010

THE husband of a North Yorkshire postmistress has appeared in court charged with her murder.

Robin Garbutt charged with the murder of his wife, Diana Garbutt

York Press: Robin Garbutt

4:40pm Friday 16th April 2010

The husband of murdered postmistress Diana Garbutt has been charged with her murder.

Man arrested over North Yorks post office murder

10:10am Wednesday 14th April 2010

A man has been arrested over the murder of a postmistress in a North Yorkshire village.

Husband of murdered North Yorkshire postmistress Diana Garbutt speaks of his ordeal

York Press: Robin and Diana Garbutt

4:23pm Thursday 1st April 2010

Robin Garbutt, the husband of murdered North Yorkshire postmistress Diana Garbutt has spoken publicly of his loss for the first time since he found her body above the post office where they lived and worked together. She grew up in the Selby area.

Drivers quizzed in Melsonby murder hunt

York Press: A police officer talks to a passing motorist in the village

8:42am Wednesday 31st March 2010

POLICE hunting the killer of postmistress Diana Garbutt carried out stop checks of vehicles exactly a week after the murder.

‘Shocking crime’ at Melsonby village store

York Press: Police search bins outside homes close to the post office in Melsonby after the murder of Diana Garbutt

9:20am Thursday 25th March 2010

A DISTRAUGHT former York man has told police how a masked man brandishing a gun told him: “We’ve got your wife.”

Murder inquiry launched after North Yorks shopkeeper death

York Press: A PC lays flowers at the scene

10:00am Wednesday 24th March 2010

POLICE have launched a murder hunt after a North Yorkshire woman was found dead in a village post office.



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