2:01pm Monday 20th May 2013
By Joe Nimmo
A MAN on trial for murdering his wife has taken the stand at Oxford Crown Court.
Andrew Parsons is accused of stabbing his wife Janee to death in the home the couple shared in Lucerne Avenue, Bicester, on December 1 last year.
Today the 38-year-old, who denies murder, told the jury how he taped a voice recorder under Mrs Parsons's bed at the end of November after they separated and she told him she had started a relationship with businessman Daniel Hansens.
Last week the jury heard a recording of what the prosecution claims was a "vicious" attack in which Parsons stabbed his wife 17 times with a kitchen knife.
Giving evidence the defendant said: "I was trying to find out what Janee's plans were regarding the boys and the future and everything, but obviously I did hear her conversations with friends and Daniel.
"They were talking as if they were a lot closer than what Janee had made out to me."
He added that he was "devastated" after learning his wife had been having an affair for eight months.
The trial continues.
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