In June 2014, Nixiann Downes-Clack, 27, was found murdered and buried on the Caribbean island of Grenada.
The woman had been beaten and strangled to death. Her body was in a suitcase that had been buried in the village of Mont Moritz, north of the capital St. George’s, according to News from heaven.
It was Downes-Clack’s husband, the British Alexander Clack, who led the police to the remains.
Killed on the wedding day
Clack, a former London prison officer, was sentenced two years later for the murder of his wife on the couple’s wedding day.
Downes-Clack allegedly threatened to leave her husband after finding out about his relationship with the family’s 17-year-old babysitter, writes Evening standard.
Clack is convicted of later strangling his wife to death in front of his two-year-old daughter.
The then 32-year-old was sentenced in February 2016 to 67 years and six months in prison. Now, however, he is free, he reports The Scottish sun.
After only eight years behind bars, Clack’s lawyer should have had the opportunity to appeal the sentence, after the theft of a computer belonging to the prosecution. The machine is said to have contained the court transcript of the Clack trial.
The now 40-year-old Briton was released on September 20. The court reduced the sentence and ruled that Clack had served enough time.
– Obviously a danger to women
– It’s absolutely terrible. How could they release someone for something so small. He is found guilty of murder and is obviously a danger to women. Now he has escaped with a murder and is on his way back, the late Nixiann Downes-Clack’s aunt Kim Szmyglewska tells the newspaper.
– Clack was delighted, but he is typically reserved English. He probably celebrated with a glass of port, the man’s lawyer, Anslem Clouden, tells the paper after his release.