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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Following a wet Thursday, today will be drier and brighter with plenty of sunshine.
Six pupils at a school in Luton needed hospital treatment after taking legal highs, police have confirmed.
Following Thursday's rain, cloud will clear this evening and it will be a frosty night. Tomorrow promises to be a much sunnier day.