A serving policeman beat his wife to death with a large battery and a paint pot after she ‘went off sex.’
Jill Goldsmith, 49, died from head injuries after an argument with her husband Adrian Goldsmith at the couple’s home.
Adrian Goldsmith, also known as Otis, was a serving officer with the force at the time of the murder last March.
Mrs Goldsmith married her husband, Otis, last year and they lived together at the semi-detached property on the Wootton Hall Park site of Northamptonshire Police’s headquarters.
The 50-year-old bludgeoned Jill Goldsmith’s head with a variety of weapons including a wooden mallet, a paint tin and a large battery.
She suffered more than 70 injuries, including defensive wounds, as she lay in the foetal position where she died.
The court heard he faked his injuries to make it look like his wife had attacked him with a knife.
He was convicted of murder at Stafford Crown Court after a three-week trial and will be sentenced on Monday.
Officers were called to the property in Wootton Hall Park, Northampton, on March 26 last year following a 999 call by Goldsmith, now aged 50. They arrested him and he was later charged with the murder of his wife.