Life in jail for man who killed ex-partner's new boyfriend

A man has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of murdering his ex-partner’s new boyfriend in a jealous rage. James Burton, aged 32, of Parry Close in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, stabbed Matthew Dunn 29 times after breaking into his home in Factory Road, Hinckley, in January.

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Jealous ex who murdered young father begins jail term

James Burton Credit: Leicestershire Police

A 32-year-old man will begin a life sentence in prison today after being found guilty of murdering his ex partner's new boyfriend in a jealous rage.

James Burton, from Earl Shilton in Leicestershire, stabbed Matthew Dunn 29 times after breaking into his home in Factory Road in Hinckley in January.

Burton will serve a minimum of 30 years before he is eligible for parole.

Matthew Dunn Credit: Leicestershire Police

Family of murdered young father pay tribute after killer jailed for life

The family of a young father murdered by his partner's ex have paid tribute to the "happy, thoughtful and hard-working" man described as "everybody's hero".

Matthew Dunn, aged 23, was killed at his home in Factory Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, by James Burton in January.

Matthew Dunn Credit: Leicestershire Police

Matthew was always happy and very thoughtful. He looked out for his younger brothers and sisters, he was everyone’s rock. He was a hard worker who loved fishing and music. He loved life. Matthew loved his beautiful boy and was a great dad and uncle.

We are all proud to have had Matthew as part of our family. He didn’t deserve to have his life taken from him from us so tragically at only 23 years old.

Matthew was, and always will be, everyone’s hero. We will make sure Matthews life wasn’t taken in vain.

The saddest thing is that Matthew’s son will grow up without a father in his life, the only comfort is that we will always have a part of Matthew in him.

No sentence that could be given today can ever be sufficient to replace the life of Matthew. He has left a huge void in the life of all that knew and loved him.

We would like to thank the barristers for their help in prosecuting this investigating, and extend our thanks to Leicestershire Police for all their hard work, especially the officers who tried to save Matthew, those involved in the investigation and the family liaison officers who have provided support throughout the investigation and subsequent court proceedings.

– Family of murder victim Matthew Dunn

James Burton, aged 32, of Parry Close in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, was today jailed for life, to serve a minimum of 30 years.

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Life in jail for man who killed his ex's new partner

A man has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of murdering his ex-partner’s new boyfriend in a jealous rage.

James Burton Credit: Leicestershire Police

James Burton, aged 32, of Parry Close in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, stabbed Matthew Dunn 29 times after breaking into his home in Factory Road, Hinckley, in January.

Matthew Dunn Credit: Leicestershire Police

His ex-partner, fearing for her life, was forced to jump out of an upstairs window with her 14-month-old son, fracturing her back three times.

The baby suffered minor injuries.

Burton will serve a minimum of 30 years before he is eligible for parole.

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