A jury has retired to consider whether a multi-millionaire businessman who strangled his escort girlfriend is guilty of murder.
Peter Morgan, 54, killed Georgina Symonds, 25, at her bungalow in Llanmartin, Newport, after hearing of her plans to fleece him, leave him and work for other men.
The father-of-two paid Miss Symonds, a former burlesque dancer, up to £10,000 per month and allowed her to live rent-free at the £300,000 property.
Newport Crown Court heard Miss Symonds had a series of intimate pictures of Morgan, who is worth £20 million, which she threatened to show to his wife and daughters.
She had pictures of Morgan engaging in threesomes at his family home, Beech Hill Farm in Usk, Gwent, as well as images of her wearing his wife's dressing gown there.
Morgan, of Llanellen, Abergavenny, admits killing Miss Symonds but denies murder on the grounds of diminished responsibility and loss of control.
Mr Justice Garnham told the jury: "In the particular circumstances of this case only two verdicts are available to you - guilty of murder or not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter.
"There has been a lot of evidence in this case and you will want to consider it carefully. You are under no time pressure whatsoever."
Peter Morgan has been found guilty of murdering his escort girlfriend Georgina Symonds.
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