Christine Haye-Levy murder: Errol Anglin jailed

Errol Anglin
Image caption Errol Anglin was jailed for life

A 47-year-old man has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 16-and-a-half years for murdering his partner.

Errol Anglin, of no fixed address, stabbed Christine Haye-Levy at her home in Daventry in December.

He told the jury he thought he had armed himself with a wooden spoon as they argued, and she ran at him and impaled herself on the knife he had in his hands.

He was found guilty of murder following a trial at Northampton Crown Court.

Det Ch Insp Steve Woliter thanked the victim's family for their "calmness and dignity" throughout the trial.

Judge Rupert Mayo told Anglin: "This was a violent attack in which you used a knife to inflict four separate wounds.

"It is a combination of her pride and your pig-headedness that made your relationship so dysfunctional."

Ms Haye-Levy was found covered in blood lying in the road outside her home in Grenville Close, Daventry on 11 December.

Jurors were told Ms Haye-Levy had been stabbed during a row.

Anglin had claimed Ms Have-Levy, 36, had chased him through the house, shouting at him and hitting him with a glass wrapped in a kitchen towel.

Sentencing Anglin, the judge told him: "She carried no weapon and I'm satisfied she didn't threaten to assault you.

"It is with deep regret that you took no steps to control your temper."

Ms Levy's brother, Rob Levy, broke down in tears in court as Anglin was found guilty.

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