Riggs’ admission got here after Patricia’s brother Mark Knowles begged him to let the household give her a correct burial.
“He is bought one factor he can do for the household now,” Mr Knowles stated after the decision.
“Give us the remainder of her stays so we are able to bury her with dignity.
“The place is she? Solely he is aware of the solutions. If he is bought any ounce of dignity, he’ll tell us.”
The jury accepted Riggs’ testimony that Mrs Riggs died after he pushed her in response to her spitting on him on September 30, 2001.
She fell again and hit her head on the mattress, sparking his panicked cover-up efforts together with burying her in a shallow grave on the outskirts of Caboolture within the useless of the night time.
The subsequent day when her youngsters requested for her, he claimed he did not know the place she was, later telling family and friends she had run off.
Years later, Riggs dug up her stays and reburied her on the household dwelling, the place her partial skeletal stays had been present in 2016 by a brand new proprietor.
Riggs stays in custody and will likely be sentenced at a later date.