Penelope Jackson was convicted of murdering her husband David Jackson but claimed that she lost control which resulted in her committing the offence due to years of physical and emotional abuse. 

Ms Jackson stabbed her husband to death after a row over serving bubble and squeak.

The accused pled guilty to manslaughter claiming that she had suffered years of physical and mental abuse.

It was argued that the judge failed to direct the jury about the purpose of the partial defence of loss of control however this appeal was rejected. 

It was noted that the judges argued that the trial judge had been properly summarised in regards to the evidence about Ms Jackson’s relationship with her husband. Therefore the appeal was rejected as it was up to the jury to decide whether or not the evidence was accepted.