Summary: After 21 days in the Brisbane Supreme Court, Gerard Baden-Clay has been found guilty of murdering his wife Allison.
He has been sentenced to life in prison.
Justice John Byrne said: "This court denounces your lethal violence.''
The court heard victim impact statements from Allison's mother Priscilla Dickie, father Geoff Dickie, sister Vanessa Fowler and brother Ashley.
Gerard Baden-Clay's family will not make a statement to the media, according to defence lawyer Peter Shields.
Defence lawyer Peter Shields said Gerard Baden-Clay's family was distraught.
But he would not comment on whether he would appeal the conviction.
Baden-Clay's family would not make a public statement and appealed for privacy.
One of Gerard Baden-Clay's legal team has spoken to the media outside the Brisbane Supreme Court where his client has been convicted of murder.
And with a huge cheer Allison's family and friends release dozens of yellow balloons! #badenclay @tennewsqld pic.twitter.com/vCN1dSGbN8 — Kristina Costalos (@kcostalos) July 15, 2014
Mr Baden-Clay engaged a criminal defence lawyer on the morning he reported his wife missing.
He visited the chambers of a high-profile criminal defence barrister on the day his wife's body was discovered under the Kholo Creek bridge.
Allison Baden-Clay's body was discovered under the Kholo Creek bridge. Photo: Court Exhibit
The mobile phone
Mr Baden-Clay claimed he went to bed at 10pm on the night his wife disappeared, April 19, 2012. His mobile phone was connected to his bedside charger at 1.48am on April 20, 2012.
Police photograph of the Baden-Clays' bedroom. Photo: Court Exhibit
DNA obtained from a blood stain found in the boot of the Baden-Clays' Holden Captiva matched Mrs Baden-Clay's DNA.
Allison Baden-Clay's car when it was examined by forensic experts. Photo: Court Exhibit
Leaves from six different species of plants were found entwined in Mrs Baden-Clay's hair and tangled in the sleeves of her jumper. The same six plant species were found growing around the Baden-Clays' home, particularly their back patio, carport and driveway.
Only two species of plants were found growing in the vicinity of Kholo Creek where Mrs Baden-Clay's body was found.
Investigators examined the plants around the Baden-Clays' home. Photo: Court Exhibit
Mr Baden-Clay appeared with three scratches on his right cheek on the morning he reported his wife missing. He maintained the injuries were shaving cuts, but four forensic experts told the trial the abrasions were more consistent with fingernail scratches.
DNA, possibly "belonging to someone else", was found under the fingernails of Mrs Baden-Clay's left hand. The Crown alleged Mrs Baden-Clay used her left hand to scratch her husband's right cheek as she was "fighting for her life".
A photograph showing the scratches on Gerard Baden-Clay's face. Photo: Supplied
The Crown said Mr Baden-Clay risked having his "double life" exposed at the impending run-in between his wife and mistress, which may have resulted in the breakdown of his marriage and the loss of his already flagging real estate business.
Gerard and Allison Baden-Clay on their wedding day. Photo: Supplied
The financial stress
Mr Baden-Clay had business-related debts amounting to more than $500,000 at the time of his wife's disappearance.
Here are the key points in the prosecution's case:
The prosecution alleged Gerard Baden-Clay was motivated by his desire to start a new life with his long-time mistress Toni McHugh when he killed his wife Allison. Ms McHugh and Mrs Baden-Clay were due to come face-to-face for the first time at a real estate conference on the same day Mr Baden-Clay reported his wife missing.
Allison Baden-Clay, her husband Gerard Baden-Clay and his ex-mistress Toni McHugh.
Friendships have been formed among a small group of dedicated watchers who regularly visited Brisbane's Supreme Court during the trial of Gerard Baden-Clay.
The group of regular onlookers, some of whom temporarily abandoned their jobs in order to be in the public courtroom to hear today's verdict, said they felt positively celebratory at both the verdict and the sentence of life imprisonment.
"We're all going off to meet for a Champagne," one woman said as she left the main entrance.
"He's an everyday guy. Their struggles were our struggles. You just never want it to end in murder."
Here is Allison Baden-Clay's family's full statement:
"Today, we, Allison's family and friends, are relieved that we finally have justice for Allison. The evidence presented at this trial has proven that Gerard Baden-Clay is responsible for the murder of his wife Allison.
It has been a long wait over the last two years, and this result today marks the beginning of our long journey towards healing, and finally allowing us to mourn and grieve for this beautiful woman.
Today is not a win for our family, for it will not bring our beautiful Allison back. However, it is the closure of another chapter in this journey for our family. We have lost Allison and nothing that has happened here will bring her back. We as a family will grieve her tragic death forever, the memories tarnished by the fact that she was taken from us in such horrific circumstances.
We would like to thank the Queensland Police Service and the CIB officers involved in the investigation, the SES volunteers who searched night and day in all weather, the scientific experts and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions who have all worked tirelessly to ensure that we have justice for Allison. We would also like to thank them for their compassion and support over what has been the darkest of times.
To all of our family and friends that have sat in the court each and every day supporting our beloved Allison, we thank you and hope that you too now find some peace from this result.
Throughout this time, those in the close knit Brookfield community and those in the media and wider public have shown us empathy and compassion for which we are enormously grateful. More so, however, we have appreciated your efforts to protect the privacy of Allison's daughters.
Our primary concern has always been and remains the emotional and physical well-being of Allison's three beautiful daughters. We will help them to rebuild their lives and ask for your support, cooperation and privacy in order to do this. We have a long way to go ensure that they will cope with a future without their mother.
Allison was a kind-hearted, generous woman, a loving wife and devoted mother whose legacy will continue if we all remember that life is precious and to take the time to be kind, smile at those who pass you by and live for today.
We, her family and friends, didn't get a chance to say goodbye but Allison will always remain forever in our hearts.
Allison Baden-Clay's parents Geoff and Priscilla Dickie leave court after Gerard Baden-Clay was jailed for life for Allison's murder. Photo: Marissa Calligeros
Allison Baden-Clay's family are emerging from the Brisbane Supreme Court, wearing splashes of yellow which was their loved one's favourite colour.
Allison Baden-Clay's family has started to emerge from the small meeting room to embrace the homicide detectives involved in the case.
Friday April 20, 2012: Allison Baden-Clay is reported missing from her Brookfield home about 7.30am. Police establish a command post at the Brookfield Showgrounds to co-ordinate an extensive search for the mother-of-three.
The area outside Court 11 has become quiet, as the two families remain in separate interview rooms.
Mr Baden-Clay's family has retreated to another meeting room, just three metres away.
Allison's family and friends have gathered in a meeting room outside the court where they are embracing each other, while police are congratulating each other outside Court 11.
"Well done boys, well done," said one homicide detective.
"You are sentenced to imprisonment for life," Justice Byrne said.
"All the pressure proving too much for. The prosecution suggests you smothered Allison and that looks likely,'' Justice John Byrne said.
"Her fingernails scratched your face. The act of a desperate woman, fighting for her life.
"You took her body to Kholo Creek. There you disposed of her in an undignified way.
"Then you put in place and assisted in a deception plan. You used a razor to cut yourself near where she had scratched you.
"You drove around the streets of Brookfield, pretending to look for her.
"You have insinuated mental illness may have resulted in drug overdose or suicide.
"You have no criminal history, but you are definitely not a good character.
"This court deounces your lethal violence."
Marks on Gerard Baden-Clay's body
Police photographs of marks on Gerard Baden-Clay's body.
Justice John Byrne has started reading his sentencing remarks.
"Mr Baden-Clay you murdered your wife. The murder was not premeditated, but it was violent," Justice Byrne said.
Baden-Clay is standing in the dock. He continues to shake.
Allison Baden-Clay. Photo: Facebook
"Nothing will ever be the same. Our Easters, birthdays, Christmases will never be the same without her there," Mrs Fowler read from her brother's statement.
"I know you did it and you know you did it and whatever time you spend in jail will never be enough for taking the life of my beautiful sister Allison."
Mrs Fowler will now read a victim impact statement on behalf of her brother Ashley.
"I hope that justice will be served in more ways than one, because my family, as well as three young girls are the ones with the life sentence," Mrs Fowler said.
"My heart breaks for the three precious girls who are left behind," Mrs Fowler said.
"They miss their mother, they love their mother.
"To know that they didn't get to say goodbye, and now to know that their mother has been taken away at the hands of their father.
"When a young niece snuggled up to me and says, 'Aunty Ness, I miss mummy', I feel great sadness."
Mrs Fowler said her sister fought until her final breath.
"She left her mark to make sure that you paid for your evil ways," she said.
"It's because of you I'm here without a sister ...
"It's because of you that three young girls are without a mother ...
"You have shown no remorse for Allison's death ...
"Today, she is the hero. She has justice."
Allison Baden-Clay. Photo: Supplied
"Our lives now move forward to continue with our day-to-day living, however there is still a void, a dark hole," Mrs Fowler said.
Gerard Baden-Clay is shaking violently in the dock.
His father, sister and brother are sitting motionless in the public gallery, directly behind him.
Allison's sister Vanessa Fowler has stepped into the witness box to read her victim impact statement.
Gerard and Allison Baden-Clay. Photo: Supplied
"No matter what the future holds our days will never be the same," Mr Dickie said.
"[I have] the immense privilege of caring for Allison's three magnificent daughters. After two years of living with and caring for the girls, I would not change anything ... unless I could bring Allison back."
Mr Dickie said he took much inspiration from Allison's "three strong, resilient girls".
"They said goodnight to their mother and went to bed and woke up the next morning to find her gone forever," he said.
"They will grow up into beautiful, loving, strong women ... because they are the product of their mother's strong character ...
"I have failed in my duties as a father.
"You asked me for my daughter's hand in marriage and I consented and gave my position ...
"You abused our trust with your lies and deceit ...
"The girls' father has taken their mother from them forever.
"Allison I love and I miss you and you will be in my heart forever."
Allison Baden-Clay's father Geoff Dickie addresses the court.
"I wake up in the middle of the night and find it difficult to go back to sleep, because the thoughts of the tragedy are always on my mind," Mr Dickie said.
Baden-Clay has blown his nose and continues to shake in the dock.
Allison's father Geoff Dickie has stepped into the witness box to read his victim impact statement.
"She tried hard to save her marriage. Finally, in the end, she paid the ultimate price," he said.
Allison Baden-Clay's father has now stepped into the witness box to read his victim impact statement.
Mrs Dickie spoke of the impact on Allison's three young daughters.
"They miss her terribly and cry to her at night. To have mummy put them to bed one night and to wake up the next morning and be told that she is missing," she said.
"They have been condemned to a life sentence without love and companionship only a mother can give.
"Does mummy love me? These are heart wrenching moments in my life and theirs. It is heartbreaking that these three young girls have been deprived of the love of their mother.
"The tragedy of it is that she had so much to offer.
"I have no Allison to love, hug, to talk to.
"This man has murdered one, but in turn, has changed to the life of many.
"You have changed your daughters' destiny and sentenced them to life
"All I have are the memories I have of a wonderful daughter.''
Gerard Baden-Clay is sitting motionless in the dock, with his eyes closed, clenching his jaw.
He continues to shake.
"We have all been robbed of Allison's love and guidance and the pain does not go away," Mrs Dickie said, struggling to hold back tears.
Allison Baden-Clay's mother Priscilla Dickie in continuing to address the court:
"He betrayed her. He's made a mockery of their marriage and their life together. He promised to take care of her and treat her well ... and he did the opposite. To kill your wife and take away a mother and still show no remorse has been one of the most distressing facts. Allison did not leave her girls.''
Allison and Gerard Baden-Clay, with their three children. Photo: Supplied
Gerard Baden-Clay is sitting in the dock, shaking and wiping tears from his eyes.
A police photograph of Gerard Baden-Clay. Photo: Supplied
"My name is Priscilla Dickie
"I'm the grieving mother of the late Allison June Baden-Clay. My daughter was wonderful mother and devoted aunt.
"She was an incredible achiever.
"Leaving those scratch marks on Gerard's face on the fateful night ... God bless her.
"It was obvious to me that one of the last things Allison did was to leave her marks on her husband."
Gerard Baden-Clay's mother Elaine has left the courtroom.
Allison Baden-Clay's mother Priscilla Dickie is now giving her victim impact statement.
Gerard Baden-Clay's father Nigel has slumped in his seat, taking deep breaths.
His son is now standing in the dock, waiting to be sentenced.
Gerard Baden-Clay has his head bowed in the dock.
His eyes are closed.
A huge cry of 'yes' from the public gallery.
The jury has found Gerard Baden-Clay guilty of murder.
Allison Baden-Clay's parents are holding hands.
The jury has filed into the courtroom.
Court is in session. The jury has been asked to return to the courtroom.
Gerard Baden-Clay has taken three deep breaths while sitting in the dock.
His mother, father, sister and brother are seated in the front row of the public gallery holding hands.
Gerard Baden-Clay has entered the dock, wearing a dark suit with a yellow tie.
He has shaken the hands of his solicitor Peter Shields and defence barrister Michael Byrne, QC.
He took a deep breathe, as he took his seat in the dock.
His father Nigel Baden-Clay is seated directly behind him in the public gallery.
Mrs Baden-Clay's mother Priscilla Dickie watched her former son-in-law closely as he entered the courtroom.
Gerard Baden-Clay. Photo: Ten News
The jury in the trial of accused wife killer Gerard Baden-Clay was expected to deliver its verdict at 11.30am. Those in the courtroom are waiting for the jury to arrive.
Emotional scenes are unfolding outside Court 11 where family and friends of Allison Baden-Clay have gathered.
Mrs Baden-Clay's best friend Kerri-Anne Walker arrived at the courthouse in tears and embraced Mrs Baden-Clay's cousin Jodie Dan.
Allison Baden-Clay. Photo: Supplied
The public gallery in Court 11 is now full. Police detectives involved in the case are standing in the centre aisle.
Mr Baden-Clay's defence barrister Michael Byrne, QC, and solicitor Peter Shields have taken their seats at the bar table, alongside Crown prosecutor Todd Fuller, QC.
As we wait for the verdict, here are the key arguments of the prosecution and defence in the case.
Court has opened. Family and friends are filing into the courtroom.
Allison Baden-Clay's family and friends have donned yellow scarves and ribbons, in memory of her favourite colour #badenclay @brisbanetimes — Marissa Calligeros (@marissa_sc) July 15, 2014
All television stations and media organisations have moved into full swing to cover the verdict of this trial.
The mystery and intrigue of the case has gripped the city.
Media is stationed at Brookfield where the Gerard and Allison Baden-Clay lived, at the memorial for Allison at Kholo Creek where her body was found, and the court.
Extra court space has been made available to accommodate those who want to hear the verdict.
There has been keen public interest in the trial since it began.
Court watchers have been gathering outside the court each morning and have been taking an accute interest in the proceedings of the trial.
The Baden-Clay family was gathered in a coffee shop when news of a pending verdict came through. They rose and moved towards the court as a group. Allison Baden-Clay's family was inside the court precinct when news of a jury decision came through.
Update on the timing:
The jury retired to consider its verdict at 11.10am on Thursday after hearing from 72 witnesses, including Gerard Baden-Clay, and watching video recordings of police interviews with the Baden-Clays' three young daughters.
The jury in Gerard Baden-Clay's murder trial has reached a verdict.
The verdict will be announced when the Supreme Court court reconvenes about 11.30am.
The former Brisbane real estate agent has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife Allison in April 2012.
Allison Baden-Clay's body was found on a creek bank at Anstead in Brisbane's west.
The discovery came 10 days after her husband reported her missing from their home in nearby Brookfield.
Gerard Baden-Clay. Photo: Ten News