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“This was a tragic incident which brought shock and sadness to the community of Pencoed as Assia Newton was the victim, of domestic abuse which ultimately led to her death" said Detective Inspector Paul Peters from South Wales Police.
Judge Eleri Rees described the killing as "born out of... sexual jealousy" after Newton discovered his wife was planning to leave him.
“There is no place in today’s society for individuals to be subjected to domestic abuse and South Wales Police will not tolerate incidents of this nature" said Detective Superintendent Lorraine Davies.
A man from Bridgend who murdered his wife with a dog lead has been sentenced to life in prison.
Kelvin Newton will serve a minimum of 18 years in jail after being convicted of the murder of Assia Newton at her home in Pencoed last July.
South Wales Police say tackling domestic abuse is 'a priority' for the force.
A man has been convicted of the murder of his estranged wife after she told him she wanted a divorce.
Kelvin Newton, 45, strangled Assia Newton, 44, with a dog lead at their home in Pencoed, near Bridgend. She was found dead on July 14 last year.
Cardiff Crown Court heard how the mother-of-four fell in love with a waiter on a Mediterranean holiday after years trapped in a violent, unhappy marriage.
At the time of her murder, she was days away from flying out to Tunisia to meet the waiter for a third holiday.
Newton, of Bridgend, denied murder but was found guilty by a jury after a two-week trial. He was remanded in custody and will be sentenced next month.