SHARON Wynn can't wait for her husband to come out of prison this summer - even though he beat her cousin to death.
She and Alan, from Saltney, will renew their wedding vows when he is let out after serving two years of his five-year manslaughter sentence.
Alan left Sharon's 33-year-old cousin, Paul Dutton, of Dinas Close, Blacon, for dead outside a kebab shop. He then went home, got changed and went for a drink.
Despite everything, 40-year-old Sharon, from Maple Grove, will welcome Alan with open arms when he walks free from Derbyshire's HMP Sudbury in August - the month they celebrate their 15th wed-ding anniversary.
'I am sticking by him because I love him,' she said. 'We have been through lots together and he has always been there for me.
'It's love, I'm afraid, and he is not going to get rid of me that easily. There was never a moment when I thought about leaving him. I love him regardless.'
Sharon was stunned when Alan, 42, faced a murder charge for the attack, which followed an afternoon of drinking in the Corner Pin in Saltney on March 2,
2003. Alan, who is nearly 6ft and weighed more than 16 stones, followed Paul out of the pub and beat him to a pulp.
The jury at Alan's trial at Chester Crown Court in July 2003 heard splashes of blood were found 13ft from Paul's battered body.
When she saw Paul in hospital, his mum, Carol Pope, said: 'He did not look like Paul. His face was unrecognisable and that image will stay with me forever. Only a monster could do that to another person.'
Paul, a father-of-two who was commended for his service in the Army, died at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
Alan was acquitted of murder when it emerged Paul had provoked him, trying to punch and kick him and accusing him of mistreating Sharon.
That was too much for Alan, who had nursed his wife back to health after she was thrown off a horse and spent a month in a coma.