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.
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After a mostly dry start, cloud will continue to thicken with some showery rain likely this afternoon. Highs of 18 deg C (64 deg F).
Tributes have been pouring in for a woman who died in a house fire in West Norfolk.
Any residual evening showers should die out. Clear spells at first, and turning chilly in places. Lows of 9 deg C (48 deg F).