GREAT-GRANDAD Edward Henderson Small, who was due to be sentenced for the murder of his wife Sheila at Bradford Crown Court tomorrow, has had his case adjourned until Friday, August 16.

Small, 76, is in jail on remand awaiting life imprisonment for beating his dementia suffering wife to death with a rolling pin and a walking stick at their home in Raymond Drive, West Bowling, Bradford, on December 17.

Small was convicted by a jury last month of the murder of Mrs Small, 73, after denying that he intended to cause her really serious harm.

The couple had been married for more than 50 years when Small assaulted his wife in what he described as a “split second of madness,” but forensic evidence pointed to a prolonged attack.

Judge Neil Davey QC, who tried the case, will set a minimum term for the life sentence when all reports on Small have been completed.