A husband accused of murdering his wife had planned a new life with his mistress and had called police for advice on his rights over his marriage break-up, a court heard.
Father-of-three Alan Evans deceived his wife Louise as he had a fling with a married classroom assistant at his children’s school in Kidderminster, jurors were told.
Evans, aged 35, declared he would stand with his Amanda Chadwick ‘all the way, side-by-side, hand-in-hand’ in a text message read out at Worcester Crown Court.
In another text to Mrs Chadwick, Evans said: “I love you baby. No matter how tough this gets for a while, be strong. That life we dream of is all coming together at last.”
Mr Jonas Hankin QC, prosecuting, said Evans made a phone call to West Mercia Police on June 28 last year.
“Alan Evans calls for advice in respect of the break-down of his marriage,” he said.
Evans suddenly brought a halt to the affair to fight for the future of his marriage, the court heard. But this is said to have infuriated Mrs Chadwick, who allegedly plotted to expose their affair by sending a letter to Mrs Evans.
Mrs Evans was found dead at the bottom of the stairs of their semi-detached home in Stoney Lane shortly before 1am on July 10. Prosecutors claim Evans pushed or threw her down the stairs then smothered her until she was dead. He denies murder and the trial continues.