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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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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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