A man who murdered his pregnant wife wrote a list of reasons why he should leave her after he had an affair with another woman.
Beau Rothwell, of Missouri, USA, brutally beat his wife to death with a mallet after she found out that he was cheating on her.
Rothwell, 31, confessed to killing his wife Jennifer Rothwell, 28, as they argued at their home on November 11, 2019.
He testified that he hit his wife on the head from behind and followed her as she staggered towards the garage door before whacking her again.
She was six months pregnant at the time of her death and her body was found badly beaten around a week after she was reported missing.
He denied that her murder was planned and sought a conviction for a lesser manslaughter count, reports the New York Post.
But prosecutors believe Rothwell is a careful planner as they revealed his texts to the other woman in court.
It has also been reported that he drafted a list of pros and cons for dumping his wife, whom he had reported missing the day after she was killed.
On Thursday (April 28), Rothwell was found guilty of first-degree murder, tampering with physical evidence and abandonment of a corpse.
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According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, he is expected to be sentenced on July 8.
The Daily Star previously reported how a woman made a sinister discovery after rummaging through her ex-boyfriend's toybox.
She told shocked Reddit users that she found a post-it note which featured measurements to make a coffin, which matched her height.
People online urged her to take the chilling note to the police after she revealed her ex was abusive towards her.
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