A man from Bristol who murdered his ex-girlfriend has been sentenced to 26 years in prison.
In January, 22-year-old Sarah O’Neill was murdered in her home at Rose Green Close in the Speedwell area of the city.
Her former boyfriend, Sergio Saavedra-Navarrete, 27, was immediately arrested and subsequently charged with her murder. A post-mortem found that she had died of head injuries after a fierce and brutal assault.
Today Saavedra-Navarette appeared at Bristol Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to murder. He was sentenced to life imprisonment and must serve a minimum of 26 years before he can be considered for parole.