The family of Leanne Meecham - who was murdered by her ex-partner - said no prison term would ever be enough punishment for killing their "precious sister, daughter and friend".
The 26-year-old, from Westcliff in Essex, was stabbed to death by Simon Meecham in February this year.
Today, he was sentenced to life in prison and told he would have to serve a minimum of 22 years behind bars.
Meecham, 43, was Leanne's step-father but began a relationship with her in 2007, 18 months after his relationship with her mother ended.
When they broke up, he was consumed with jealousy.
After discovering Leanne had begun a new relationship, he armed himself with a knife and went to her home.
Following his conviction earlier this weekend, Leanne's family spoke of their heartache.
Today, Essex Police welcomed the sentencing of Simon Meecham and thanked the witnesses who had helped bring him to justice.