A "senseless and brutal" murderer who attacked his neighbour with a hammer has been jailed for life.
Danny Williams, 27, was told he would serve a minimum of 24 years behind bars for killing Farnaz Ali at his flat at Godric Place in Norwich last July.
He was sentenced today at Norwich Crown Court following an eight-day trial. A jury took three hours to find him guilty of murder.
In a statement, Ms Ali's sister, Mahnaz Ali, said the last 14 months had been "a horrific experience" for her and her family.
Farnaz Ali, who was 49, had gone out for a walk around 7pm on Friday July 28, 2017, after complaining about noise coming from Williams' flat.
When she had not returned home a few hours later, her partner Oliver reported her missing.
In the meantime, Williams had left his home and taken a taxi to a flat in Lowestoft where he spent the night. He revealed he had murdered a woman and her body was still in the bathroom of his flat.
A friend reported what he had said to police the following day and police were able to recover a hammer, used in the attack, from the Denes Oval area of Lowestoft.
During the trial, the jury was told Ms Ali had suffered multiple injuries, including being strangled. Police said they believed there was a sexual element to the killing.
Ms Ali's sister, who has had to take a break from working as a GP, said her parents' health had deteriorated to the point where they would now have to move into sheltered housing.