The plot seemed foolproof. It wasn’t.
Iain Lawrence was convicted of killing his wife after he braced himself and then crashed his car on purpose.
Lawrence, a former pilot in England survived the crash with bumps and bruises after the car hit a tree at 50 mph.
Lawrence told investigators he couldn’t hit the brake after his leg spasmed but there were other circumstances.
It turns out Iain’s wife Sally had been stepping out on him and the marriage was about to end. Lawrence wasn’t happy with the situation and the divorce settlement in particular and the couple had argued about it the night before the wreck.
Sky News reports a witness at the trial testified Iain looked like he was pretending to be unconscious following the crash.
"It was as if a child was squeezing his eyes shut pretending to be asleep. He was squeezing but the eye was twitching."
Lawrence will spend 24 years in prison.