Ivan Svatkovskij life sentence for boyfriend murder
- 14 February 2014
- From the section Berkshire
A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for fatally stabbing his boyfriend through the heart.
Ivan Svatkovskij, of Appledore, Bracknell was found guilty of murdering 21-year-old Aleksandrs Vasilievs in September following a two-week trial.
Svatkovskij claimed his partner had committed suicide but the jury at Reading Crown Court "saw through his lies", police said.
He will serve a minimum of 15 years before being eligible for parole.
Mr Vasilievs, a Latvian national, had been stabbed in Appledore on the night of Friday 20 September.
Police said he "died from a single stab wound to the heart" after what they believe was an argument between the two men.