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Woman, 72, who ran over her husband with car walks free because she still loves him

By Mason White 9:03 AM December 13, 2013
Sally and John Stickland walk out of court 

By: John Roberts
A woman walked out of court a free woman despite running over her husband with a car, according to court proceedings in the United Kingdom.

Southampton prosecutors said that a retired woman, who ran over her husband and left him to die, has avoided jail after a court heard they’re still in love.

Sally Stickland, 72, was sentenced to 18 months jail suspended for two years, for attacking her husband, John, 73. The couple was seen hugging each other as she walked free.

Her husband suffered multiple fractures after being run over on a country road.

Judge Gary Burrell told the Southampton Crown Court that the 50-year marriage was marred by violence mainly by the husband.

In 2004, John kicked his wife in the head. He also tried to strangle her.

The husband told the court that he would be devastated if she received a jail sentence.

However, the mother of three children must now live with her child.