Tyne & Wear

Man detained for killing partner at Benwell home

Ladykirk Road, Benwell, Newcastle
Image caption The 23-year-old's body was discovered at their home after reports of a disturbance

A man who killed his partner in front of their two young children at their home has been given a hospital order.

The body of 23-year-old Zaneta Balazova was found at the property in Ladykirk Road in Benwell, in Newcastle, on 2 April 2015.

Parvel Cina, 25, of no fixed address, was charged with murder. He admitted a lesser charge of manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility in August.

He appeared at Newcastle Crown Court earlier for sentencing.

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