Baptist minister's son Ben Field, who duped an elderly man into believing they were in love in order to benefit financially has been found guilty of his murder.
Peter Farquhar, a University of Buckingham lecturer and published author who lived in Manor Park Maids Moreton, was murdered by Ben Field after a 'calculated' deception.
A jury at Oxford Crown Court found him guilty today.
Co-accused Martyn Smith was cleared of the crime, while Tom Field, who was accused of a separate crime in connection to the case, was also cleared.
During the trial, which this newspaper has covered from court, prosecution barrister Oliver Saxby QC described Ben Field as: “Greedy in terms of power and self-importance, a sadist who inflicted pain because he enjoyed it.”
More to come.