Gran ‘murdered husband of 34 years by stabbing him once through the heart’ three days after Christmas

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A GRAN killed her husband of 34 years by stabbing him through the heart three days after Christmas, an inquest opening heard.

Paul Hanson, 54, was stabbed to death at his home in West Cowick, East Yorkshire, on December 28.

The construction site supervisor, a father and grandfather, was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary but died soon after.

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Teresa Hanson, 54, has been charged with his murder.

She appeared in court earlier this month at Hull Crown Court and was granted bail.

Yesterday, an inquest into Mr Hanson’s death was opened and adjourned.

A post-mortem examination revealed that he died from a single stab wound to the chest, according to family members present.

“At 7.05pm on December 28, the ambulance service received a call from a female saying she needed an ambulance,” said Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Burnett of Humberside Police.

“Crews arrived, and CPR was started.

“The victim had a single stab wound to the chest.

“He was transported to Hull Royal Infirmary, but he died later that evening.

“An investigation was launched, and several inquiries were conducted. That is still going on.

“Digital devices were recovered, interviews with the suspect and other witnesses were conducted, and house-to-house inquiries were conducted.”

Professor Paul Marks, senior coroner, said he couldn’t yet release Mr Hanson’s body because the defense team had requested a second post-mortem on Monday.

Mrs Hanson, 54, appeared in a secure dock at Hull Crown Court on January 3 after previously denying a charge of murder.

The couple had been married for 34 years, and pictures of them sitting around a table with family thought to be relatives have been published.

They were apparently enjoying a Christmas dinner cooked by Mrs Hanson.

A provisional date for a five-day trial has been fixed for June 12.

Mrs Hanson was granted bail and has to live with her parents in Rawcliffe Bridge, near Goole.

She is on an electronically monitored curfew between 11pm and 6am and had to surrender her passport to the police.

Neighbours described Mr Hanson as a “doting dad and grandad” who would always stop for a chat.

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source: nsemwokrom.com

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