David Pomphret Biography
David Pomphret is a Barclays executive, who killed his wife Ann Marie with a crowbar at their horse stables after he ‘snapped’ from all the abuse. He was an associate vice president in technology for Barclays, admitted killing his wife but denies murder on the grounds of a loss of self-control.
At #Liverpool Crown Court where David Pomphret is on trial for allegedly murdering his wife Ann Marie In #Warrington in November last year. Mr Pomphret admits manslaughter but denies the more serious charge. @BBCNWT 6.30 @bbcmerseyside pic.twitter.com/NKp8nR7WdN
— Andy Gill (@MerseyHack) September 30, 2019
He is 51 years old as of 2019.
David Pomphret Wife / Children
David Pomphret wife name is Ann-Marie Pomphret. She was 49 years old.
David Pomphret has been charged with the murder of his wife Ann Marie after she was found with fatal head injuries at a remote stable in Warrington, Cheshire, in November 1st
#Cheshire husband who beat wife to death with crowbar was a”quiet man who finally snapped.” David Pomphret admits manslaughter but denies murdering his wife Ann Marie in #Warrington last November. @BBCNWT in about 15 minutes. pic.twitter.com/rwDpgfMaV2
— Andy Gill (@MerseyHack) September 30, 2019
David Pomphret Killed His wife
David killed his wife with a crowbar at their horse stables after he ‘snapped’ from all the abuse. He bludgeoned his wife more than 30 times with the metal crowbar after he ‘lost control.’
Pomphret, who was an associate vice president in technology for Barclays, admitted killing his wife but denied murder on the grounds of a loss of self-control.
Richard Pratt QC, defending, said: ‘What happened was this is a case where a quiet man finally snapped and unhappily he was a calm man with a tool in his hand.
It was a crowbar. It led to him repeatedly striking his wife over the head with a crowbar.
David Pomphret Trial, Investigation Reports
I’m at Liverpool Crown Court where the trial of Barclays worker David Pomphret, who is accused of his murdering his wife Ann Marie Pomphret, is due to start this afternoon https://t.co/8KgZ0I3wp2
— Andrew Bardsley (@ABardsleyMEN) September 30, 2019
The court heard today, Monday, that the couple lived with their daughter Megan, 18, on Masefield Drive in Winwick – also owns the land on Old Alder Lane, where they kept horses.
On Friday, November 2, 2018, both David and Ann-Marie Pomphret had completed a number of normal day-to-day activities.
David left home at around 7 am and visited Tesco Extra on Winwick Road on his way to work at Barclays’ base in Knutsford, where he worked as a solutions architect and associate vice president.
Having left work at shortly after 1.30 pm, he later took the couple’s Nissan Qashqai to a garage in Manchester.
Meanwhile, Ann-Marie – who was receiving treatment for cancer – had also visited the Tesco store with Megan before dropping their daughter at Priestley College.
She visited Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood that morning, while later on David and Ann-Marie shopped together at Asda in Golborne.
Banker ‘lost control’ and bludgeoned abusive wife to death, court hears – https://t.co/xJNO1YeoPl –
A banker bludgeoned his wife to death at their horse stables after he “snapped” from all the abuse he suffered, a court heard.
David Pomphret, 51, hit Ann Marie, 49, more th… pic.twitter.com/OJhtawjWZB
— Trending Press News (@trendingpress1) September 30, 2019
After 8 pm, they were both presents at the stables.
There, David Pomphret hit his wife over the head more than 30 times with a crowbar before dumping the weapon in a nearby pond.
He returned home to the Winwick Park estate in the Nissan Qashqai and sent a series of supposedly concerned texts to her phone.
“Over the years, David Pomphret was a model of self-control, patience, and restraint – he had extraordinary powers of self-restraint.
“Without wishing to speak ill of the dead, the deceased was at times a highly volatile character – sometimes prone to violent rages out of the most trivial detail.
“For years, the defendant coped with that, but sometimes it can build up and build up – the loss of control doesn’t have to be sudden.
“He was a quiet and calm individual, who in the face of abusive anger and sometimes violence developed a coping strategy not to react.
“After a day spent at work and shopping, things changed forever – a quiet man finally snapped.
“This was a man who had completely lost his normal character and self-control.”
The trial before judge David Aubrey continues and is set to last for 10 days.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- David Pomphret, 51, from Warrington, beat his wife to death with a crowbar
- The Barclays worker has admitted killing Ann Marie, 49, but denies murder
- His defense team told Liverpool Crown Court Mrs. Pomphret subjected him to ‘vocal and violent abuse’ for years, adding: ‘a quiet man finally snapped’