New photos show catamaran that British man sunk in Florida to kill wife

New photos show catamaran that British man sunk in Florida to kill wife

New photos have been released by prosecutors showing a hole-ridden catamaran, which British sailor Lewis Bennett sunk off the coast of Florida to kill his wife.

Bennett, 41, will be sentenced in Miami on Tuesday.

He faces a maximum of eight years, having accepted a plea deal in November of involuntary manslaughter, in exchange for prosecutors dropping second-degree murder charges which would see his case go to trial.

Last week the family of Isabella Hellmann, his wife of three months, urged the judge to overrule Bennett’s plea deal and let his trial for murder be reinstated.

Bennett, a mining engineer with dual British and Australian citizenship, insisted that on May 23, 2017 he left Hellmann on deck when he went to their cabin to go to sleep.

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