CHILD murderer Elvis Lee protested his innocence and swore at the jury after they convicted him of killing Tyler Whelan.
The eight men and four women had been deliberating for more than 10 hours when they returned to court to deliver their verdict at 3.30pm yesterday.
The foreman said all 12 had also found Stephanie Whelan guilty of causing or allowing the death of Tyler Whelan.
The jury found Lee and Whelan not guilty of two counts of cruelty to a child.
Both Lee and Whelan sobbed and hung their heads as they sat in the dock, while Mr Justice Nicol thanked the jury for their attention during the case.
There were also cheers from the public gallery, with a number of family members in tears following the verdict.
Whelan, who has been on bail throughout the case, was remanded into custody. She will be sentenced in June.
Christopher Donnellan, prosecuting, said Lee had 25 convictions for 5 offences, dating back to when he was a 17-year-old and convicted of affray. In 1998 he was convicted of damaging property.
He was jailed for four months in December 1999 for assault occasioning actual bodily harm and for another 12 months in January 2003 for dangerous driving.