Brisbane man Gerard Baden-Clay has been found guilty of murdering his wife Allison in one of the most closely watched Australian murder trials in recent years. He's been sentenced to life in prison with a non-parole period of 15 years.
Following the guilty verdict, the court immediately moved to sentencing submissions. Allison's mother Priscilla Dickie told the court: "Leaving those scratch marks on Gerard's face on the fateful night... god bless her."
Justice Byrne told Baden-Clay it was likely he smothered Allison: "Her fingernails scratched your face. The act of a desperate woman, fighting for her life."
Victims impact statements read by Allison's family focus on the three girls who have been left without their mother. Vanessa Fowler called her sister Allison a "hero": "She left your mark to make sure you paid for your evil ways."
A memorial lays near the Brisbane location where Allison's body was found. Anti-domestic and family violence advocates are celebrating the verdict today.