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Bicester man jailed after brutally killing wife

Andrew Parsons Credit: Thames Valley Police

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment, to serve a minimum of 20 years, after being found guilty of the murder of his wife following a two-week trial at Oxford Crown Court. A jury found Andrew Parsons, aged 38, of Lucerne Avenue in Bicester, guilty of the murder of Janee Parsons.

During the trial, the court heard how on 1 December 2012, Parsons attacked his 31-year-old wife outside the bedroom at their family home in Lucerne Avenue.

It is believed Parsons started an argument with his wife, left the room, then returned and punched her in the face and attacked her, leaving her on the floor. He then retrieved a knife from the kitchen, before stabbing her 17 times.

Parsons had pleaded guilty to manslaughter at the start of the trial. Speaking after the verdicts, Senior Investigating Officer Det Ch Insp Joe Kidman said: “The murder ofa loved one is always a great tragedy for the victim’s family and friends.

“This case was unusual because the terrible brutality of the attack was captured on an audio recording. Hearing this has been an additional burden for the grieving family to bear. “They have shown great dignity throughout the investigation and trial process and our thoughts remain with them.

“I would also like to pay tribute to the members of the jury who have listened carefully to the extraordinary and disturbing evidence and returned a verdict that reflects the facts of what happened.” Janee’s parents, Mary and Phil Brady, said: “Janee was a lovely, caring person.