UPDATE: It has been revealed police bugged the flowers at Allison Baden-Clay’s funeral in an extraordinary bid to catch her husband Gerard confessing to her murder.
It is one of several police tactics to come to light after the former Real Estate Agent was yesterday sentenced to life in jail for killing his wife in 2012.
He will spend at least 15 years behind bars for killing the mother of his three children
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There is no news yet on whether Gerard intends to appeal the sentence.
A day for Allison will be held on Friday August 1st and locals are encouraged to wear yellow, which was her favourite colour.
EARLIER: GERARD Baden-Clay has been sentenced to life behind bars after he was found guilty of murdering his wife and mother of three children two years ago on Tuesday.
Allison Baden-Clay’s body was found on a creek bank at Anstead in Brisbane’s west in April, 2012, 10 days after her husband reported her missing from their Brookfield home.
After 21 hours of deliberations, a jury of seven men and five women announced that they had reached a verdict at 11am on Tuesday at the Brisbane Supreme Court.
Court reconvened and the verdict was read out at 11.53am – guilty.
Victim impact statements from Allison’s parents Priscilla and Geoff Dickie, sister Vanessa and brother Ashley were then read to the court before the Judge addressed the accused.
Baden-Clay stood violently shaking in the dock as Justice John Byrne delivered his sentencing remarks.
Justice Byrne said that it was likely Gerard smothered his wife before taking her body to the creek and throwing her over the edge after she had questioned him for details about his affair which she was left tormented by.
Baden-Clay was sentenced to life imprisonment, which carries a non-parole period of at least 15 years.
The convicted murderer was escorted from the court room where he will be processed and taken to prison.