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.
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Events are taking place in Cambridge, Norwich, Colchester, Southend and Lowestoft today, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
Cloud will increase through the day with rain arriving by dawn.
A mostly dry night with some clear skies allowing a touch of frost to form in places. Increasing cloud from the west tomorrow.