A SURFERS Paradise man will remain behind bars after being found guilty of killing his former mistress, Rachelle Yeo.
A jury took less than two hours to reach its verdict concerning Paul Darren Mulvihill yesterday.
News.com.au reports, the father-of-three had maintained his innocence during the four week trial in the NSW Supreme Court and said he was acting in self-defence when Ms Yeo was stabbed with a large kitchen knife at her North Curl Curl apartment in Sydney’s north on July 16, 2012.
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But the crown argued that Mulhivill waited outside her unit and followed her inside without her knowledge.
One neighbour heard a woman screaming “oh God, oh God, oh God”, the jury heard.
His wife Theresa Mulvihill gave evidence against him, telling the jury that on the day of her death he rang her saying “she’s gone”.
Speaking after the verdict was handed down, Ms Yeo’s father Roger said justice had been well served.
“There are no winners in cases like this,” he told reporters outside court.
The murder followed an affair between Mulvihill and Ms Yeo who worked together at pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Aventis.
Sentencing submissions will be heard on March 28.