Brit who murdered wife and dumped body in suitcase celebrates walking free

A British former prison officer who was jailed for 67 years after strangling his wife and burying her body in a suitcase has walked free just eight years into his sentence.

Brutal Alexander Clack, 40, killed Nixiann Downes-Clack in June 2014 after she discovered he had an affair with a 17-year-old babysitter and threatened to leave him.

He had savagely beaten her before strangling her with their daughter, aged two, watching on.

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The heartless beast then dumped Nixiann’s lifeless body in Grenada, where the pair had been living after they relocated from Kent in 2009.

But despite being sentenced to 67 years and six months in prison, Clack is now free to go after his lawyer claimed it was impossible for his client to appeal his sentence because a court computer with the murder trial transcript had been lost.

Clack’s lawyer Anselm Clouden said: “Mr Clack was overjoyed but is a typically reserved Englishman. He may have celebrated with a glass of port.

“I understand the British High Commission assisted in arrangements to fly him home.”

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But tragic Nixiann's devastated aunt Kim Szmyglewska, 45, toldThe Sunshe was “horrified”.

She asked: “How could they release someone on such a flimsy technicality when he is guilty of such evil and clearly a danger to women?

“Now he’s got away with murder and is heading this way.”

An old pal of convicted Clack admitted the decision “defies belief” and added: “Even before the murder he had been involved in domestic violence involving calls to the police.”

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