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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A warm start with mist and fog in places. Brighter and even warmer throughout the afternoon.
Britain has seen its driest first half of September since before the 1960s and it's also been rather warm.
Low cloud will once again spread across the region. Mist and fog reforming