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Man jailed for murdering ex

A man's been jailed for at least 27 years for beating his former fiancee to death, causing the death of their unborn baby.

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Harlow man murdered girlfriend

A Harlow man has been found guilty of murdering his heavily pregnant ex-girlfirend and causing the death of their baby.

Tony McLernon, 24, of North Grove was convicted on both charges at Chelmsford Crown Court.

The court heard how he lured Eystna Blunnie to Howard Way in Harlow in June last year, then beat her.

Both Esteena and the baby girl she was due to give birth to died in hospital.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Hall from Essex Police says McLernon had a history of violence towards women.

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