The family of a pregnant woman stabbed to death with a screwdriver in Milton Keynes have paid tribute to her as a man was sentenced for her manslaughter by diminished responsibility.
Ella Parker was found dead at a house in New Bradwell last December.
Ryan Blacknell, aged 25, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to the offence on 23 April at Luton Crown Court, which was accepted by the prosecution. He was acquitted of an alternative charge of murder.
Ella's family said she had been full of life and ready for her life as a mum.
Blacknell's been sentenced to a hospital order under Section 37 of the Mental Health Act with a restriction order under Section 41 of Mental Health Act.
At around 2.40pm on 7 December last year paramedics were called to a property in Newport Road, New Bradwell.
The body of 29-year-old Ella Parker was found inside with stab wounds and she was confirmed dead at the scene.
Blacknell was arrested the following day and was re-arrested and charged on 12 December.
A Home Office Post-Mortem examination established the cause of death to be as a result of puncture wounds to the neck caused by a screwdriver.
Ella’s next of kin have been supported by specially-trained family liaison officers.
Police said it was particularly tragic as Ella had been rebuilding her life after losing her parents and grandparents.
The Crown Prosecution Service said the court had accepted Blacknell's plea of manslaughter by diminished responsibility because there was evidence he was suffering from an abnormality of mind that substantially impaired his responsibility for his actions.