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An investigation has cleared police who visited the home of a man who fatally stabbed his girlfriend without discovering her body.
David O'Sullivan, 28, murdered Charmaine Macmuiris at his home in Carmarthen in a knife attack last Christmas Eve.
Dyfed Powys Police officers visited the property after reports of a disturbance, but left after O'Sullivan reassured them.
Charmaine Macmuiris' body was discovered the following day by O'Sullivan's parents.
“The extent of police attendance and engagement at the address in Carmarthen on the 24 December 2012 was disclosed in full in court" said a police spokesperson.
"No issues of concern were identified in relation to police actions or response on that night.”
Dyfed-Powys Police has released this photograph of David O'Sullivan after he was sentenced to life in prison at Swansea Crown Court this afternoon.
It was due to be the first day of his trial, but he changed his plea to guilty, admitting the murder of his girlfriend Charmaine Macmuiris.
She was found dead, with stab wounds, at his home in Carmarthen on Christmas Day.
In a statement released by Dyfed-Powys Police after the sentencing of David O'Sullivan, Charmaine Macmuiris' family said they "do not feel that a minimum term of 14 years reflects the severity of what he has done."
– Family statement
As a family we would like to thank friends, neighbours, and Dyfed-Powys Police for all their help and support that has been provided throughout this difficult time.
We are glad that O’Sullivan has been sentenced and we were spared a trial. However we do not feel that a minimum term of 14 years reflects the severity of what he has done.
We are all still devastated at losing Charmaine.
In a victim statement read to Swansea Crown Court, Charmaine Macmuiris' mother said she had been "taken in the most cruellest of ways on the most cruellest of days."
Charmaine's body was found in her boyfriend David O'Sullivan's home on Christmas Day.
She was a mother of three, and a grandmother of one.
– Christine Henton, Chairmaine's mother
Charmaine has been robbed of her life.
She was taken in the most cruellest of ways on the most cruellest of days.
She was a much loved mother, daughter, sister and auntie and we have been devastated by her loss and the shocking manner of her death.
Swansea Crown Court heard how David O'Sullivan and Charmaine Macmuiris had been going out for three weeks before he murdered her.
He suspected she was cheating on him with a friend.
The prosecution barrister said O'Sullivan convinced had her to meet him for a drink at a pub on Christmas Eve, and, after they had a disagreement, he threw a drink over her.
They then walked back to his home in Maes-yr-Ysgol, Carmarthen, where, the court heard, he stabbed her at least ten times in a fit of jealousy.
The prosecution said O'Sullivan later went to two pubs, drinking beer and buying a pizza.
It was only when his parents arrived the next morning when her body was discovered.
The Crown Prosecution Service has described the murder of Charmaine Macmuiris as "a senseless and brutal assault".
Her boyfriend David O'Sullivan has been sentenced to life in prison, with a minimum term of 14 years.
Today, David O’Sullivan finally admitted his responsibility for a senseless and brutal assault that led to the tragic death of Charmaine Macmuiris.
Only O’Sullivan himself can truly know what caused him to carry out such a vicious attack on an entirely innocent victim. What is certain is that those close to Charmaine continue to deal with the truly awful consequences of what he did.
– Ed Beltrami, Chief Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service, Wales
Working together, police and prosecution teams built a strong case against O’Sullivan, ultimately leading to today’s guilty plea.
Whilst this at least means that Charmaine’s family and friends will not have to go through a full criminal trial in order to see O’Sullivan brought to account for his actions, we are acutely aware that today’s outcome will not bring an end to their sense of loss. Our thoughts are with them.
David O'Sullivan, 28 and from Carmarthen, has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Charmaine Macmuiris.
Her body was found at his home in the town on Christmas Day.
He was told he will serve a minimum of 14 years.
He changed his plea to guilty at the start of a planned trial at Swansea Crown Court.
Charmaine Macmuiris was found dead in her boyfriend David O'Sullivan's home in Carmarthen on Christmas morning, suffering from stab wounds.
Her family reported her missing after she did not turn up for a meal.
Her parents later released a statement, saying they were "heartbroken and devastated by the loss of our beautiful daughter. Charmaine was taken from her children, grandchild and all her family in the most cruel of ways on Christmas Day."
A Carmarthen man accused of murdering his girlfriend has changed his plea to guilty this morning.
David O'Sullivan, 28, had previously pleaded not guilty to the murder of Charmaine Macmuiris, 37 and also from Carmarthen.
Her body was found at a house in Maes-y-Ysgol on Christmas Day, last year.
She was a mother of three, and a grandmother of one.
Proceedings at Swansea Crown Court have been adjourned until this afternoon.
Our political reporter Owain Phillips reports.