Labourer Martin Bunch stabbed Jeanette Goodwin more than thirty times at her home in Southend because he couldn't accept that she wanted to give her marriage another try.
But tonight Mrs Goodwin's family said she would be alive today if the threats of violence had been taken more seriously and if Bunch hadn't been freed after cutting off his electronic tag. Natalie Gray reports.
A man who killed his former lover has been sentenced to a minumum of 27 years in prison.
The family of Jeanette Goodwin say she was badly let down by the justice system.
Martin Bunch stabbed the mother-of-three more than 30 times at her home in Southend, after she ended their affair to give her marriage another try. Hannah Pettifer reports