GP convicted of murdering his wife

A GP has been convicted of murdering his wife by injecting her in the buttock with a lethal dose of fast-acting insulin.

Brian Kenneth Crickitt had denied killing Christine Crickitt, on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day in 2010 at their Woodbine home in Sydney.

On Thursday in the NSW Supreme Court, Justice Clifton Hoeben — who heard the trial without a jury — found the GP guilty of murder.

Crickitt had seen a patient with diabetes on 31 December and carried out Google searches for “insulin overdose”.

The judge said Crickitt then used a prescription he wrote for the patient to improperly obtain fast-acting insulin from a local pharmacy.

The court had been told that the GP murdered his 58-year-old wife so he could claim her life insurance — worth more than $500,000 — as well as their shared assets, and have a future with his secret