Former Polegate councillor Joe O’Riordan has been sentenced to 20 years in prison today for trying to kill his wife Amanda after he found out she had a brief affair.
O’Riordan was sentenced this morning (April 22) at Brighton Law Court. He was also made the subject of a restraining order and has been banned from contacting wife Amanda in any way.
The 73-year-old, from Brookside Avenue, Polegate, was convicted of attempted murder yesterday (April 21).
He attacked Amanda on October 22 with a nine-inch kitchen knife, raining nine blows down on her chest and hand.