Mr Farquharson has received a sentenced of 15 years imprisonment after being found guilty of murdering his wife at the High Court. The retired police officer was found guilty after trial. Lady Stacey stated when sentencing him: “You had been a police officer for many years. It is distressing a man who held such a position should behave like this and commit such a serious crime.” It was claimed during the trial that the death was an accident but the jury did not believe this finding him guilty of the charge of murder.