An Iqaluit court has found Adrian Van Eindhoven guilty of second-degree murder in the slaying of his common law spouse, Leanne Irkotee, in 2004.

22-year old Irkotee died of a stab wound near the heart in Rankin Inlet. 

The 12-member jury took about five hours to reach their conclusion today. 

They also recommended van Eindhoven should not be eligible for parole for 25 years, the maximum time allowed. 

Both the crown and defense will make sentencing submissions tomorrow morning.