ANDREW Parsons has just been found guilty of murdering his wife Janee at their home in Bicester and told it will be at least 20 years before he is free.

Mrs Parsons, 31, was stabbed to death in an attack in front of one of the couple's sons. It was caught on a recording device Parsons had planted under his wife's bed.

She was stabbed 17 times.

Parsons, 38, had denied murder but the jury, which has been deliberating since just after 11.30am yesterday, has just returned a unanimous verdict.

Members of the jury and relatives of both sides of the Parsons family were crying as the verdict was read out.

The couple were still living in the marital home in Lucerne Avenue in Bicester but were in the process of splitting up when Parsons attacked and killed his wife, who is American, on December 1.

The jury had been told that Parsons confronted Mrs Parsons, a beautician and businesswoman, about her new boyfriend.

He had claimed that he "lost control" and she had struck him first.

The jury has heard the recording of the killing in which Parsons could be heard telling his wife: "You lying cow Janee, you're dead."

During cross-examination, prosecutor Maria Moore said to him: "I'm suggesting that you are lying to this jury and the audio shows that you were an angry, violent man on that day.

"You were determined for her to keep on arguing with you and, when she wouldn't, you beat her and then you got a knife and you killed her."

Judge Patrick Eccles has sentenced Parsons to life, with a minimum of 20 years before he will be considered for release.