Husband hacked Covid nurse wife to death with ‘Gurkha-style’ machete with ‘unrelenting brutality’

A HUSBAND who killed his wife with a “Gurkha-style” machete after chasing her down the street in a murderous rage has been jailed.

Army veteran Craig Woodhall, 41, told a horrified neighbour that Victoria Woodhall, 31, “deserved it” after he repeatedly stabbed her outside their home. 

Victoria had left Woodhall just weeks before the attack and had met a new partner

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Victoria had left Woodhall just weeks before the attack and had met a new partner
Victoria worked on the frontline fighting coronavirus at Rotherham hospital

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Victoria worked on the frontline fighting coronavirus at Rotherham hospital
Police were called to the scene of the stabbing just before 5pm

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Police were called to the scene of the stabbing just before 5pmCredit: SWNS:South West News Service

Two children witnessed the attack of “unrelenting brutality” on March 29 which was captured on CCTV – showing Woodhall walking away before returning twice to stab her again. 

An air ambulance landed in a nearby field and paramedics rushed to the property, but Victoria was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.

Woodhall pleaded guilty at Sheffield Crown Court and

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