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Husband Of Concert Pianist Natalia Strelchenko Found Guilty Of Her Murder

The 38-year-old musician's husband, John Martin, strangled Strelchenko at their home in Manchester in August last year.

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Strelchenko, 38, was found dead at the home she shared with John Martin in the Newton Heath area of Manchester last August.

She died of neck and head injuries and Martin, 48, was arrested at the scene.

Martin, who was also Strelchenko's manager, was charged with her murder in September and was found guilty at Manchester crown court on Friday.

He had denied the murder, claiming to have no memory of inflicting the crime he was accused of, but the prosecution said he was simply trying to "camouflage his guilt".

He will be sentenced on Monday.

Laura Silver is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Laura Silver at laura.silver@buzzfeed.com.

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