A man who stabbed his ex-lover to death after she left him to give her marriage another try has been jailed for life.
Martin Bunch, 44, repeatedly stabbed mother-of-three Jeanette Goodwin at her home in Southend in front of her husband.
Bunch was jailed for life at Chelmsford Crown Court today. In sentencing the judge ordered that Bunch serve a minimum of 27 years for the murder.
Mrs Goodwin, 47, had broken off the relationship with Bunch in order to return to her husband. Bunch refused to accept the break-up and stalked Mrs Goodwin for months, before killing her in a savage attack.
Earlier this week a jury found Bunch, of Southchurch Road, Southend, guilty of the murder of his former partner at her home in Quebec Avenue in Southend on 24 July, 2011.
Mrs Goodwin died after Bunch went to her home armed with a knife he had brought with him from his mother's address and stabbed her more than 30 times in the chest.
After the sentencing, Mrs Goodwin's family paid tribute to her in a written statement: