GP who killed husband with a mallet loses appeal

A doctor who killed her abusive husband by beating him with a heavy metal mallet as he slept in their West Australian home has lost an appeal against her conviction and sentence.

Sri Lankan-born Chamari Liyanage was sentenced to four years in prison after being convicted of the manslaughter of Dinendra Athukorala in Geraldton, in the state's Mid West region, in June 2014.