A Greater Manchester police inspector has been found guilty of murdering his detective wife, and dumping her body in a lake near their home in Cheshire.
Chester Crown Court heard Darren McKie strangled wife Leanne, who served with the same force, when she found out he'd applied for a loan in her name.
He denied killing her until nine days into his trial when he admitted to the lesser crime of manslaughter.
Her parents say they've lost their beautiful daughter and their grandchildren their mummy.
Tim Scott reports:
A police inspector turned the investigation of his wife's death into a game of "cat and mouse", a court has heard.
Court hears police inspector showed a surveyor into his home hours after he strangled his wife to death.
A police inspector accused of murdering his detective wife spiralled into debt in the months before her death, a court has heard.