Murderer takes employer to industrial tribunal

A man convicted of murdering his married lover is taking his former employers, Royal Mail, to an employment tribunal for sacking him.

Roger Kearney, 57, was convicted earlier this year at Winchester Crown Court of stabbing Paula Poolton, 40.

The pair were lovers and Kearney stabbed her seven times in October 2008 and left her body in the boot of her car after she put pressure on him to move in with her.

Despite being ordered to serve a minimum of 15 years for the killing, father-of-two Kearney is claiming unfair dismissal from the Royal Mail for the loss of the 400 a week job.

A spokeswoman for Southampton Employment Tribunal said the case was listed for hearing tomorrow.

Kearney will not attend the case.

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