I Feel Your Pain, Killer Pilot Sobs to Wife's Family
Byline: David Wilkes
A BRITISH Airways pilot wept yesterday as he apologised to relatives of his wealthy wife for battering her to death in a frenzied attack which he claims he cannot remember.
Robert Brown, 47, held his head in his hands to say an anguished 'sorry' to members of millionairess Joanna's family watching his trial for her murder from the public gallery. He said he 'lost it' after his estranged wife made him feel like an idiot when they rowed at her house as he dropped off their children who had been staying with him.
Brown claims the attack, during which he hit her at least 14 times with a claw hammer, happened in the hallway of her [pounds sterling]3million mansion after he had grown increasingly angry and frustrated over their bitter divorce proceedings, which had dragged on for three years. He told Reading Crown Court he had awoken on October 31 last year feeling that his troubles were 'never going to end'.
He claimed he had picked up the hammer from his shed on impulse and put it in a bag with the children's homework before driving them to Joanna's Ascot home in Berkshire. …