Police bugged flowers at Baden-Clay funeral

Gerard Baden-Clay entering the church at the funeral for slain wife Allison
Gerard Baden-Clay entering the church at the funeral for slain wife Allison David Nielsen

IN the aftermath of Brisbane real estate agent Gerard Baden-Clay earning life in prison for the murder of his wife Allison, revelations have emerged that police bugged flowers at the slain mother's funeral.

News Corp is reporting police set the trap in the hope that Baden-Clay might break down if left alone with the coffin.

The ruse is believed to have failed because the killer arrived late to the funeral.

It was also not the only clandestine attempt to nab Allison's murderer, with police reportedly monitoring Baden-Clay's every move and phone call, including those with his mistress Tony McHugh.

Baden-Clay spent the first night of his sentence at Wolston Correctional Centre, west of Brisbane.

The 43-year-old has one month to lodge an appeal the sentence which carries a 15-year non-parole period.

MORE Baden Clay coverage:

The moment Gerard Baden-Clay broke

Baden-Clay mistress admits she was 'too forgiving'

How Allison's murder devastated a family's lives

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