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Wife killer reveals location of murdered woman's body after eight years - in exchange for Xbox

Douglas Stewart was convicted of killing his estranged wife Venus in 2011 and has finally revealed where he buried her body so he can play video games in prison

A man who killed his wife finally revealed the location of her body - in exchange for an Xbox.

Douglas Stewart was convicted of murdering his estranged wife Venus is 2011 but police never found her body.

But eight years after the murder, Stewart offered to show officials where her body was buried so he could get an Xbox for his specialised housing unit at Saginaw Correctional Facility in Michigan.

Prisoners can use the console during the free time and access to it is subject to good behaviour.

Last week, Stewart led investigators to a wooded area in Wakeshma Township in Kalamazoo.

The site was close to where the alleged murder took place at Venus' parents' house.

Investigators discovered a tarp and a body which was buried in a five-foot hole, The Detroit Free Press reports.

The body is currently being identified.

St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough said: "He really showed no emotion - he was pretty matter-of-fact.

"He walked the detectives right to where it was and there it was."

Police had searched the area numerous times following Venus' disappearance but never the specific place where Stewart led them on Monday.

Venus disappeared on April 26, 2010, from her parents' home in Colon Township, where she moved after leaving Stewart.

During the trial, prosecutors said Stewart lured Venue to the mailbox under the premise she had received a package.

She went outside to retrieve it and was never seen alive again.

County prosecutor John McDonough said the Xbox will not be connected to the internet.

Around 140 inmates will now have access to several used and donated consoles.

They will be allowed to play non-violent sports video games for 30 minutes per day.

A spokesman for the Michigan Department of Corrections said they were already in the process of granting the console but it was "expedited" in order to help the victim's family.

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