A SEX-mad ex-wife and her lover have been found guilty of murdering her millionaire farmer husband after they sent depraved texts about romping in his blood.
Angela Taylor, 53, and her grave digger partner Paul Cannon, 54, hatched a grisly plot to kill 69-year-old Bill Taylor after developing a “venomous hatred” for him.
The pair “got off” on a “fantasy world” of “violence and sex” and shared lurid WhatsApp messages with each other in the weeks leading up to the murder.
Taylor and Cannon talked about having sex on the kitchen table while Bill watched before “sending him to hell”.
Bill’s skeletal remains were discovered waist deep in mud on a river bank two miles from his remote farmhouse in Gosmore, Herts, eight months after he vanished.
His body was so badly decomposed, determining a cause of death was impossible.
Despite a lack of forensic evidence, the couple were today convicted of murder at St Albans Crown Court after jurors heard dozens of sickening messages they exchanged.
The court was told Bill had refused to grant his wife of 20 years a divorce – causing Cannon and Taylor to develop a “bitter, pervasive hatred” for the landowner.
The gruesome pair shared fantasies of showering together as Bill’s blood ran down the drain and cutting his ligaments and fingers off.
In the months leading up to the killing, Cannon told Taylor he would “kill for” her and was afraid of losing her.
He went on to say: “You know what I’d like to do … make love to you on his kitchen table with your p***y soaked in blood with him tied to a chair so he had to watch !!!!!!!”
“Then send him to hell.”
On the night the landowner vanished, he told Taylor he was “just watching Kill Bill 2 lol”, with her replying “1 would be nice” with several smiling emojis.
On June 3, Bill was last seen alive by his grandson Ben, who had taken him for a Sunday roast.
In the following days, Cannon sold a Suzuki 4×4 for cash before the vehicle ended up in Bulgaria, while Taylor got rid of her mobile phone.
His Land Rover was also seriously damaged by fire after a diesel-soaked towel was set alight inside it.
Taylor then sent a WhatsApp message to Cannon saying: “Darling you light my fire. Xxxx.”
A passing fisherman discovered Bill’s remains on a secluded riverbank eight months later – with the twisted text messages exposing the couple’s brutal crime.
Taylor and Cannon tried claiming the 28,000 messages sent over 148 days were pure sexual fantasy but jurors today rejected their lies after just over 11 hours of deliberation.
They will be sentenced at a later date after being convicted of murder and arson.
Prosecutor John Price QC said Cannon killed the cattle farmer himself while Taylor was probably at home, but she was equally guilty by encouraging him in the act.
Cannon’s work colleague, Gwyn Griffiths, 60, was cleared of conspiracy to murder after being accused of discussing hiring a hitman with Cannon.