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A woman and her husband are facing a life sentence after being convicted of murdering her parents and burying them in their own back garden in Mansfield.
The bodies of William and Patricia Wycherley lay undiscovered for 15 years and were unearthed by police last year.
Today, their daughter, Susan Edwards, and her husband, Christopher, were found guilty of their murder.
Phil Brewster reports.
Detective Chief Inspector Rob Griffin from East Midlands Major Crime Unit says Susan and Christopher Edwards had taken around £300,000 from her parents.
The couple were today convicted of murdering William and Patricia Wycherley.
They are due to be sentenced on Monday.
After killing "reclusive" William and Patricia Wycherley at Nottingham Crown Court, Susan and Christopher Edwards swindled £245,000 over the next 15 years by pretending they were alive.
They continued to collect their benefits and pension payments, and sold their home with the bodies buried under the back garden, in August 2005.
The couple,who had been in "severe financial difficulties" for much of their relationship, were more than £160,000 in debt when they were arrested last October.
Despite their debts, they spent thousands on film memorabilia including signed photos and autographs of Gary Cooper and Frank Sinatra.
During the trial, Susan Edwards admitted the manslaughter of her mother but claimed she had been provoked. She claimed her mother had shot her father while she was staying with them, and during an argument afterwards said she shot her mother.
Christopher Edwards, who held a firearms certificate, told the court his wife only told him what she had done after they travelled to Mansfield by coach a week later.
He claimed they buried the bodies early on a Sunday morning after watching the Eurovision Song Contest on TV on May 9.
But prosecutors said the Wycherleys were gunned down for their money and buried the weekend before by both defendants.
The jury in the trial of Susan and Christopher Edwards took just six hours to convict them of murder.
Susan and Christopher Edwards were told by the judge, Justice Thirlwall, to expect life sentences.
Sentencing will take place next Monday.
Susan Edwards sent Christmas cards to relatives of her parents in order to convince people they were still alive.
The cards described how the couple were enjoying travelling around Ireland, when in fact they have been shot dead and buried under the garden of their home.
Susan Edwards, 56, and her husband Christopher, 56, were found guilty of murdering Patricia and William Wycherley at Nottingham Crown Court.
The bodies of the Wycherleys were unearthed from the back garden of their home in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, last October.
Detective Chief Inspector Rob Griffin, from the East Midlands Major Crime Unit, has told ITV News Central Susan and Christopher Edwards displayed a heartless attitude from the moment they were arrested.
Susan and Christopher Edwards have been told they will each receive a life sentence for the murder of Susan's parents.
ITV News Reporter Ben Chapman is in court.