Kelvin Newton sentenced to life for Assia Newton murder

A man from Bridgend who murdered his wife with a dog lead has been sentenced to life in prison.

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.

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Newton murder 'born out of sexual jealousy'

“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.

Kelvin Newton strangled his estranged wife Assia in the bedroom of her home Credit: South Wales Police

“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.

Kelvin Newton jailed for minimum of 18 years for wife's murder

A man from Bridgend who murdered his wife with a dog lead has been sentenced to life in prison.

Assia Newton was described as "a loving mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and aunt" Credit: Wales News Service

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Police urge reporting of domestic abuse after Kelvin Newton murder conviction

South Wales Police say tackling domestic abuse is 'a priority' for the force.

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.

I urge anyone who is a victim to seek help and support from the excellent organisations that provide assistance and expert advice. Importantly also report such incidents to us so that we can intervene at the earliest opportunity.

– DI Paul Peters, South Wales Police

Kelvin Newton convicted of Assia Newton murder

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.

Assia Newton was described as "a loving mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and aunt" Credit: Wales News Service

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.

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