A man has been sentenced to life in prison and will serve a minimum of 19 years behind bars for the murder of his former partner.
Kostadin Kostov was found guilty of murdering Gergana Prodanova in Exeter last year.
The jury heard how the 42 year old was motivated by jealousy and anger over Gergana's new relationship with fellow Bulgarian Tihomir Todorov.
Kostov was convicted of murder after he killed Gergana, stripped her body, put it in a suitcase and dumped it by the railway line in Exeter.
In a victim impact statement Gergana's mother said:
After sentencing Kostov to nearly two decades in jail, the Judge told the court:
The judge also praised the dedication of the police team which brought Kostov to justice by studying more than 100 hours of CCTV footage, analysing huge amounts of data, and sifting through hundreds of bin bags in search of vital evidence. A crucial piece of that CCTV evidence was an image that showed Mr Kostov carrying the suitcase containing Gergana's body.
The officer who led the inquiry told journalists there was an "overwhelming" amount of evidence against Kostov.