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North Yorkshire soldier is jailed for life
9:39am Thursday 20th September 2012 in News
A North Yorkshire-based soldier who stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death and stamped on her face in front of their four-year-old son, has been jailed for life.
Ian Lowe, 25, killed Leanne McNuff, 24, at her home in Droylsden, Greater Manchester, in March, and must serve a minimum of 28 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of her murder.
Lowe, who was a lance corporal inthe 1st Battalion the Duke of Lancaster Regiment based at Catterick, admitted manslaughter, but claimed a defence of a loss of self control after he discovered she had an abortion without telling him, and also had an affair.
Sentencing him, Mr Justice MacDuff said “It was a frenzied attack. Within a space of less than half a minute you had inflicted ten different wounds, virtually all of them when she was lying defenceless on the floor. The fear and pain she must have felt in her dying minutes is unimaginable. You are evil and dangerous.”