Ex-husband found guilty of mum’s murder

THE AGE . news . 15 JULY 2011 . copy pic by Ken Irwin . Twins, Alison (left) and Sally Brooks with their mother.
THE AGE . news . 15 JULY 2011 . copy pic by Ken Irwin . Twins, Alison (left) and Sally Brooks with their mother.
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The ex-husband of a Stapleford woman, who wanted to return to the UK from Australia, has been found guilty of her murder.

Sally Brooks, 48, died 10 days after suffering head injuries in an attack at her Melbourne home in 2011.

The Victorian Supreme Court heard Robert Meade left his wife in 2009 and became increasingly bitter over her plans to take their children back to Nottingham.

Meade, who was convicted on Thursday, will be sentenced at a later date.

She was found with head injuries at her home on July 1, 2011. Police said she was discovered by a neighbour after failing to pick her children up from school.

Her twin sister Alison told Ten Eyewitness News in Australia: “We will never understand the actions of this cowardly and pathetic man - nor will we forgive him. Our future will forever be tinged with sadness because Sally is missing from our lives.”