He killed her in a jealous rage and today Emily Longley's ex-boyfriend was handed a life sentence for her murder.
Elliott Turner will serve at least 16 years in prison. The judge said it was a pre-meditated act and that his lack of remorse was "chilling".
Emily's parents, meanwhile, said justice had finally been done. From Winchester Crown Court, Martin Dowse reports.
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A damp and cold night ahead. Valentine's Day will start cloudy but become brighter in the afternoon. Risk of showers along the Kent coast.
Cold and damp tonight with outbreaks of rain. A cold and dull start to Valentine's Day but becoming drier and brighter by the afternoon.
Rain turning more patchy this afternoon but more persistent along the coast. Feeling cold in the brisk north-easterly wind.