“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.
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