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NSW man found guilty of murdering his teenage wife

  • Steve Frank Fesus, 46, had pleaded not guilty to murdering wife Jodie Fesus 
  • But a NSW Supreme Court jury on Tuesday found him guilty of the murder 
  • He killed her at their Shellharbour home on the NSW south coast in August 1997
  • Fesus then buried her body in a shallow grave at Seven Mile Beach, near Gerroa

A NSW man has been found guilty of murdering his teenage wife 20 years ago.

Steve Frank Fesus, 46, had pleaded not guilty to murdering Jodie Fesus, 18, in August 1997 at their Shellharbour home on the NSW south coast, before burying her body in a shallow grave at Seven Mile Beach, near Gerroa.

But a NSW Supreme Court jury on Tuesday found him guilty after less than one day of deliberating in Sydney.

Steve Frank Fesus (right) had pleaded not guilty to murdering Jodie Fesus (left) in August 1997 

Steve Fesus (pictured arriving at court last week) has been found guilty of murdering his teenage wife 20 years ago

Steve Fesus (pictured arriving at court last week) has been found guilty of murdering his teenage wife 20 years ago

The court heard the couple’s relationship had deteriorated and that he strangled the mother-of-two during an argument.

Police found the beach grave and exhumed her body on September 15, 1997 after receiving an anonymous call from a male. 

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