The family of Janee Parsons has released a tribute to her after her husband, Easington Sports footballer Andrew Parsons, was convicted of murdering her.
Parsons, 38, who stabbed his American-born 31-year-old wife 17 times at their Bicester home on December 1 last year has been sentenced to life in prison and will serve a minimum of 20 years.
Janee’s parents, Mary and Phil Brady, said: “Janee was a lovely, caring person. She was a wonderful mother, daughter, sister and friend. The US and the UK have both unnecessarily lost a truly unique woman.
“We appreciate all the hard work and efforts that the Thames Valley Police department gave to bring justice to her and her family.”
Parsons had denied murder but the jury, which had been deliberating since just after 11.30am on Thursday, returned a unanimous guilty verdict yesterday (Friday).
Parsons bowed his head as the judge summed up the case and his sentence was read out at Oxford Crown Court and began to cry as he was led away from the dock.