Christopher Little dropped his head slightly but said nothing after a jury found him guilty of two counts of first-degree murder for slashing the throat of his estranged wife and strangling another woman.

One juror burst into tears when Justice Michelle Fuerst praised them for their efforts during the grisly murder trial.

The verdict came on the third day of deliberations. First-degree murder carries an automatic life term, with no eligibility for parole for 25 years.

Little’s wife Julie Crocker’s throat was slashed Feb. 12, 2007, in their marital bed on Larkin Avenue in Markham, while physiotherapist Paula Menendez’s body was found hanging in his garage.

The Crown painted Little, 38, as deranged and obsessed after the breakup of his marriage of nine years and his wife’s new relationship with sportscaster Rick Ralph, who had been married to Menendez.

The Crown argued that Little murdered Menendez, whom he barely knew, to frame her for the Crocker murder and to hurt Ralph.

Families of both murdered women said they felt deeply hurt by how their loved ones were portrayed.