A woman who stabbed her husband at their home in Essex is facing a life sentence after being convicted of his murder.

Rebecca Searing called the ambulance service at 2.12am on February 12 this year reporting she had stabbed her husband – Paul – twice at their home in Harlow.

When officers arrived at the couple’s home in Ryecroft they found paramedics treating 57 year-old Paul in an upstairs bedroom while Searing was downstairs in the living room.

As officers spoke to and arrested Searing they say she made a number of significant statements, seeming to admit she had attacked her husband, stating “I can’t believe I’ve just done this” and “I will go down for this”.

Paul was taken to hospital but, sadly, died about three hours later.

Epping Forest Guardian: Rebecca Searing. Photo: Essex PoliceRebecca Searing. Photo: Essex Police

Searing was further arrested on suspicion of murder and a bloodstained knife was found inside their home.

At Searing's trial, the jury heard the 52 year-old had asked one officer while in custody “I am gonna get 25 years for this aren’t I?”.

When these comments were put to her during interview she replied ‘no comment’.

She was charged with murder but denied the charge.

However, following a trial at Chelmsford Crown Court she has been found guilty today.

Searing is due to be sentenced at the same court on Wednesday, September 7.

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Lydia George said: “Paul Searing lost his life in a moment of extreme violence and Rebecca Searing’s actions were fatal.

“And while she may have some regret for what has happened, that cannot undo the consequences of her actions.

“She now faces a life sentence and a significant amount of time behind bars.”