Controlling husband who slit wife's throat in brutal murder is jailed for life after he was snared by Alexa | The Sun

A CONTROLLING husband who slit his wife's throat has been jailed for life after he was snared by an Amazon Alexa.

A chilling timeline of Angie White's brutal murder was pieced together by the device after she was attacked by Daniel White, 36.

The monster had kicked open his wife's locked bedroom door in Swansea after a row on WhatsApp and strangled her.

White then went downstairs and grabbed a Stanley knife, which he used to slit 45-year-old Angie's throat.

He phoned 999 around three hours later, saying: "She's in the house, she's dead. I've strangled her and cut her throat. She's dead.

"We argued and she locked the door and said she wanted me out.

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"All I wanted to do was take my stuff and leave. I just shut her up, I strangled her, I ran downstairs, and I cut her throat to make sure she was dead."

Coward White, who refused to face Angie's family in court today, has been jailed for life with a minimum of 20 years and 10 months after pleading guilty to murder.

It can now be revealed he had a long history of domestic violence, including against Angie, and was on licence at the time of the killing after receiving a 10-year extended sentence for rape and assault.

Sentencing, Judge Paul Thomas KC said: "You have a disgraceful history of assaulting women who have had the great misfortune to be in a relationship with you.

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"You were, in short, a serious danger to women even before you murdered Angie White.

""When she was face to face with you, with your hands around her throat, she must have been absolutely terrified.

"After she probably lost consciousness, you didn't seek help for her, you went downstairs and got a knife.

"You took it into her bedroom in order to kill her, to finish her off. At one point you did so as an act of mercy – that, frankly, is ludicrous.

"You did so with a cowardly desire to dominate her and out of your uncontrollable rage. You did just that – savagely slit her throat knowing that would kill her."

On October 22 last year, White kicked through a mortis lock terrified Angie had installed on her bedroom door.

Neighbours heard screaming and shouting coming from the home at around 3am before White fled in his wife's car.

The court was told voice commands from the time of the killing had been stored on the Cloud from their Amazon Alexa.

This showed at 3.03am, Angie had asked the device to turn the volume down, followed by White at 3.16am saying: "Alexa stop."

Chillingly, he turns the device on in the living room and sounds out of breath in the recordings.

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Prosecutors said this was the moment White went to get the knife after strangling his wife.

He then returns to the bedroom at 3.18am where he told Alexa to "turn on the electric light" before telling her "Alexa, turn off the TV" a minute later.

The court was told this means there was a 13 minute window in which White burst through the door, strangled Angie then cut her throat.

Speaking afterwards, Angie's family said: "Angie was a much-loved daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and auntie.

"Nothing can bring our beloved Angie back. We shall miss that silly giggle for evermore.

"Daniel White admitted his guilt but continued to use his manipulative behaviour to delay the outcome.

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"He deliberately absences himself in what we see as his continuing attempts to control this situation and his cowardness in avoiding facing us and justice for what he did to Angie.

"We would welcome a review of what the relevant authorities did to monitor Daniel White to understand if this murder could have been prevented in order that others may be protected."

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