A "controlling bully" who strangled his wife and burned her body after taking out £300,000 in life insurance is likely to die in jail.
Thomas Peter, 50, had throttled wife Karen in the past and belittled her during arguments, calling her "fat" and a "bad mother", a court heard.
The serial adulterer took out the life insurance policy just weeks before the killing at the family home in Valentines Way, Romford, the Old Bailey was told.
He strangled 50-year-old Mrs Peter, stuffed a flannel into her mouth and dragged her by the hair while their three children were at home in August last year.
Peter, who feared his wife had met someone new, went on to set fire to her body, to disguise what he had done.
Peter claimed he killed his wife by accident but was found guilty of murder and arson following an Old Bailey trial.
Earlier, a string of impact statements were read out from Mrs Peter's devastated family.
Her three daughters, who sat in court, all gave evidence in the trial against their father.
Imogen Peter, 22, said she longed for "cuddles on the sofa" with her mother as she recalled treasured memories.
She always saw her father as her "protector" but said: "The irony is it was him we needed protection from."