The ex-husband of a woman whose body was found in a suitcase in Perth has been convicted of his murder, while the victim's daughter has been convicted of being an accomplice.
The artist Annabelle Chen, 58, was beaten to death in her house in Mosman Park between June 30 and July 2, 2016.
A couple of fishermen discovered their battered body in the Swan River, near Fremantle.
The identity was a mystery to the police for almost two months until they made a breakthrough when Ms. Chen's daughter Tiffany Wan, reported his disappearance to the police.
Tiffany Wan (pictured) and her father Ah Ping Ban have been accused of the murder of Ms. Chen
After a brief investigation, Wan, 27, and his father Ah Ping Ban, 67, were charged with the murder of Ms. Chen.
The couple was put on trial in the Supreme Court of Western Australia for the last three weeks before the jury delivered its verdict today.
Both blamed each other for the murder of Ms. Chen, and Wan kept his father beating his ex-wife during a disagreement over finances.
Wan testified that she heard Ms. Chen yell and a "loud metallic noise", and then her father confessed to accidentally killing his ex-wife.
Ban alleged that his daughter confided that she had murdered her mother during a fight over Wan's upcoming university graduation ceremony.
The body of Annabelle Chen was thrown in a suitcase and finally found in the Swan River of Perth
After almost a week of deliberations, the jury found Ban guilty of murder, while Wan won a murder and murder charge – but was found guilty of being an accomplice to the crime.
Ban seemed impassive when the verdict was read in court, while Wan sobbed openly.
Wan and Ban will face a sentencing hearing on November 22.
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