Chilling footage shows the moment a pensioner was arrested while refusing to help her ‘abusive’ husband as he lay dying on the kitchen floor.
Penelope Jackson, 66, calmly talks police through what she allegedly did to David Jackson, 78, after they arrived at their home in Berrow, Somerset.
She gives horrifying remarks to the officers including ‘if there’s any luck you’ll be too late’, ‘I should have stabbed him a bit more’ and ‘I might go and stab him again’.
But during her arrest Jackson appears more concerned with retrieving her coat and slippers from her house, which she repeatedly asks officers for.
Jackson is on trial for the murder of Mr Jackson after he was stabbed three times at their £300,000 bungalow on February 13.
She is accused of killing the retired colonel with a kitchen knife after claiming she could not put up with him after 24 years of marriage.
Bristol Crown Court previously heard how Jackson had threatened to cut Mr Jackson’s penis off before stabbing him following a row on Zoom.
Penelope Jackson, 66, is on trial accused of murdering David Jackson, 78, by stabbing him three times
She is accused of killing him with a kitchen knife after claiming she could not put up with him anymore. Pictured: During her arrest
The £300,000 cul-de-sac bungalow was home to the Jacksons, who had been married for 24 years before wife Penelope stabbed her husband David to death
The judge today authorised the release of the 18-minute 999 call that was played to the jury alongside bodycam footage of her arrest as the prosecution case ended.
The eerie video shows officers approach the couple’s front door at 9.25pm before Jackson opens the door and steps outside.
She obeys orders to leave the house but appears desperate to return inside to grab her coat, saying: ‘Can I get my coat on? He’s on the kitchen floor.’
A policeman says: ‘At this moment in time if you could just listen to my colleague… under arrest on suspicion of attempted murder.’
But she cuts in saying: ‘Oh but it’s not attempted.’ Officers continue to handcuff the retired chartered accountant for the Ministry of Defence but she cuts across them again saying: ‘Can I get my coat?’
A policewoman says: ‘Bear with me two seconds’, to which Jackson adds: ‘It’s in there. I admit it all. No he’s on the kitchen floor.’
The same officer says :’Can someone say with… while I got in.’
Jackson says: ‘There’s nothing nasty. And I’m certainly not not… my coat’s in the… ouch. With any luck you’ll be too late.’
The judge today authorised the release of the 18-minute 999 call that was played to the jury alongside bodycam footage of her arrest as the prosecution case ended
The eerie video shows officers approach the couple’s front door at 9.25pm before Jackson opens the door and steps outside
She continues to ramble while in the back of the police car, which one of the officers bodycam footage also picked up, as well as when at the station
Asked what her name is, she says: ‘Well I’m called Penny but Penelope Jackson.’ Asked if she lived there, she said: ‘Yes. Can I get my coat?’
A policewoman cuts off their conversation and shouts: ‘Right, get the ambulance here pronto. We need CPR.’ Jackson says: ‘Oh don’t no no no please don’t. Should have stabbed him a bit more.’
The footage cuts to the defendant being spoken to by a police car away from the house. She says: ‘I stabbed him. Once because he’s an aggressive bully and nasty and I’ve had enough. And when he said you won’t do it I did it twice more.’
She continues to ramble while in the back of the police car, which one of the officers bodycam footage also picked up.
She said: ‘Coat’s in, go in the front, grey wardrobe.’ A policeman says: ‘It might be a while okay but I’ll try to get it for you. There’s obviously a lot going on okay.’
Jackson says: ‘Oh with any luck it will be too late.’
The officer replies: ‘Penelope my advice is don’t talk about it now.’ But she hits back: No no I have no intention of not agreeing to what I’ve done.
‘I know what I’ve done. And I know why I’ve done it and if I haven’t done it properly I’m really annoyed.’ The officer then closes the door on the squad car.
In other footage released today, officers are shown speaking to Jackson at the police station where she was arrested on suspicion of murder.
When she is told this, Jackson says: ‘Oh good.’ The officer continues to caution her but Jackson simply says: ‘That’s a bit tight.’ She later adds: ‘I wouldn’t mind my slippers.’
She goes on: ‘I’m very sorry for being a nuisance.’ An officer then arrives to take her temperature as the coronavirus was still prominent in Britain at the time. She adds: ‘Oh that would be just really great – get Covid on top of this.’
Sketch of Penelope Jackson at Bristol Crown Court, where she admits manslaughter but denies murder of her husband David
Penelope Jackson, 66, is on trial for the murder of her ex-colonel husband David Jackson, 78, both pictured, after stabbing him three times in their bungalow on February 13 this year
Jackson (left with her husband David Jackson) admitted manslaughter of the retired lieutenant colonel but denies murder
Penelope Jackson, 66, stabbed 78-year-old David Jackson (pictured together), a retired lieutenant colonel, three times in the kitchen of their family home
The court also released audio of Jackson’s 999 call, where she is heard telling operators who asked his whereabouts: ‘He is in the kitchen bleeding to death with any luck.’
The defendant grabs the phone and refused to help her husband as he lay on bleeding to death on the kitchen floor.
She stated: ‘I killed my husband because I’ve had enough. I might go and stab him again. I am in the lounge, he is in the kitchen bleeding to death with any luck.’
She added: ‘He threatened me before, but he’s not threatening me now.’
She repeatedly tells the operator she does not want any help or wants to help her husband in any way to stem the bleeding.
Officers were called to Berrow in Somerset at 9.15pm on February 13 this year after paramedics reported a male had been seriously injured
Police officers were called to the couple’s home in Berrow, Somerset, on February 13 this year
She added: ‘I am not doing anything to help him. He deserves everything he has got – I accept everything that is coming my way. I might just go and do it again.
‘I did it the once and then he said ‘I wouldn’t do it again’ so I did it twice more. She also tells the operator she thought she had stabbed him in the heart – but added: ‘He doesn’t have one.’
The jury heard the defendant had been charged with murder, which she denies, but she had accepted manslaughter.
The court was told the couple married in April 1996 and had both been married several times before.
Mr Jackson, who was highly ranked in the Royal Logistics Corps before moving to a post at the Ministry of Defence.
Mrs Jackson was a retired chartered accountant for the Ministry of Defence and the Department for International Development.
Mr Quinlan said they had met through their work in the military and lived in Germany for many years before settling in Somerset.
The defence case is due to start today with the defendant taking to the stand to give evidence.