A pensioner stabbed her husband to death after a row over serving bubble and squeak with a steak for her birthday, a court heard today.
Penelope Jackson, 66, stabbed David Jackson, 78, three times with a kitchen knife hours after they quarrelled during a family meal to celebrate her birthday.
Jackson told the court her husband got angry because she had prepared a side dish of bubble and squeak vegetables to eat alongside the expensive meal purchased by their daughter to celebrate her birthday.
'I was just horrified - it was the eyes again - they turned on a sixpence,' Jackson told the jury.
'I was absolutely horrified that he was being so nasty. The conversation which had been loud and chatty, just died.
'I said don't do this again and started to cry and I went to the side and I was crying quietly.
'I was just inside, in bits - my whole birthday being ruined - all over bubble and squeak.'
The judge yesterday 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
She added: 'This was the final straw because in December I had mentally said I wasn't going to put up with it.
'He had the contempt for me and he had been so rude and obnoxious in front of our daughter. It wasn't the straw that broke the camel's back but it was in the bundle.
'I cried and cried and cried, I was so upset about the whole of the last year of my