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Janee Parsons death: Court hears recording of 'last moments'

Janee Parsons
Image caption A port-mortem examination revealed American-born Janee Parsons died of multiple stab wounds

Recordings of a mother-of-two's "last moments" as she was allegedly stabbed to death by her husband have been played to relatives and jurors.

Members of Janee Parsons' family left the public gallery as the recordings were played at Oxford Crown Court.

Andrew Parsons, 38, denies murdering wife Janee at their home in Bicester.

The recordings were captured on a dictation machine hidden in the property by husband Andrew to snoop on his adulterous wife, the court heard.

The jury had been told Mr Parsons stabbed beautician Mrs Parsons, 31, to death after learning she had a new boyfriend.

Mrs Parsons was heard getting ready for a weekend break in London and saying goodbye and 'I love you' to her eldest son as he left their home for a party.

The argument began a few minutes later.

The court heard Mr Parsons say: "If I was trying to find out if you were cheating on me, I would probably be investigative, but you're out in the open.

"I don't want to be hearing details."

His wife replied: "If you went away, I would miss you. But that doesn't mean I want to be married to you again."

Mrs Parsons died from multiple stab wounds at the property in Lucerne Avenue on 1 December.

The trial continues.

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