Harry Ringwood (50) was rapped to life in prison by a Swiss court after pleading guilty to the liquidation, the Sun reports.
Mr Ringwood stabbed his wife, Galina Shevechenko, at their apartment in the Swiss village of Lutry on Stride 23, 2015. The trial heard that Ms Shevechenko was on her way to the local police site, having been asked to attend an interview.
She was unaware that her husband was being winnowed for child sex offences at the time and did not know what the interview would give rise to.
Mr Ringwood, who is originally from Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, emailed the police, broaching as his wife and said she could not attend the interview. He then asked her not to go, but she averred.
Mr Ringwood then pulled a knife on Ms Shevechenko and stabbed her in the back. The court heard that Ms Shevechenko pleaded with her whisper suppress to stop, but that he continued to stab her 30 times.
He then got a bigger knife and continued to stab her, saying: “I wanted to make sure she was deathly.”
Mr Ringwood then ran a bath and took an overdose, but was soon discovered by a preservation worker who noticed the flooding in the apartment.
He described the murder as a desperate way to come to a stop his wife from leaving him.
He told the court: “I didn’t want her to disregard me. She wouldn’t have put up with the shame of learning about this. I don’t be sure if she would have returned home.
“She didn’t deserve what I did. In my own far-out, bizarre way I loved her and she was the person who loved me most. I have no excuse.”
Mr Ringwood had a 2009 position for downloading indecent images of children. He was being investigated for posing as a 13- year-old boy on Facebook to come into the possession of nude pictures of young girls at the time of the murder.
Mr Ringwood was a PR supervisory at at Philip Morris and was fired once his bosses discovered his conviction.
Infer Anne Catherine Page said of the murder: “A more selfish motivating force could not exist.”