A jury has retired to consider its verdict on a retired American millionaire accused of murdering his wife in a knife attack in Worcestershire.
The panel, sitting at Wolverhampton Crown Court, has heard seven days of evidence about the death of Lucy Landry, who was stabbed 23 times at her home near Pershore.
The 38-year-old's husband, retired engineer Harold Landry, denies murdering his wife on the grounds of provocation, claiming he is instead guilty of manslaughter.
Originally from Louisiana, the 65-year-old defendant made his fortune after founding a firm which designed cranes for oil rigs.
The prosecution alleges that Landry, who first met his wife in an internet chatroom, murdered her as he battled to stop her benefiting from their impending divorce.
Mrs Landry was pronounced dead in February last year after a neighbour found her body underneath a hedge near her marital home on the upmarket Besford Court estate.