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The officer in charge of the police investigation into the murder of Jacqueline Grant says her killer, Stephen Streener, belongs behind bars.
Streener was given a life sentence with a minimum of 18 years in jail for beating and strangling Mrs Grant, with whom he was having an affair, last November.
During the trial, he accused Mrs Grant's husband and son of hiring a hitman who killed her. He has never accepted any guilt or shown any remorse for her death.
Stephen Streener, who was convicted this morning of murdering his lover before setting fire to her body, has been given a life sentence and told he must serve a minimum of 18 years in prison.
Streener beat and strangled Jacqueline Grant at his home in Choppington in Northumberland last November.
Northumbria Police described Stephen Streener as "dangerous and disturbing" after he was convicted of murdering his lover Jacqueline Grant.
The family of Jacqueline Grant have released a statement following the conviction of Stephen Streener for her murder.
Streener was found guilty of strangling Jacqueline and leaving her body on a burning bed, last November.
A killer who strangled his married lover then left her dead body on his burning bed has been found guilty of murder. The jury at Newcastle Crown Court found Stephen Streener guilty of the murder of Jacqueline Grant.
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Stephen Streener will serve at least 18 years for strangling Jacqueline Grant and leaving her body on a burning bed.