Man jailed for murder of ex partner

A 25-year-old man must spend at least 23 years behind bars after killing his former partner at her home in Colchester.

Mark Czapla sentenced to a minimum of 23 years behind bars for murder of former partner

Mark Czapla.
Mark Czapla. Credit: Essex Police

A 25-year-old man must spend at least 23 years behind bars after murdering his former partner at her home in Colchester.

Mark Czapla stabbed 23-year-old Kirsty Humphrey six times in a jealous rage in her lounge in Queen Elizabeth Way.

Czapla did not give evidence but a jury at Chelmsford Crown Court found him guilty.

The judge said he had shown his victim no mercy.

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Essex: Man found guilty of Kirsty Humphrey murder

Kirsty Humphrey.
Kirsty Humphrey. Credit: Essex Police

A 25-year-old man has been convicted of murdering his former partner at her home in Colchester.

Mark Czapla stabbed 23-year-old Kirsty Humphrey to death in her lounge in Queen Elizabeth Way.

Czapla did not give evidence but a jury found him guilty.

He is due to be sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court tomorrow.