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'Jealous' killer jailed for life

A man who killed his partner in a jealous rage has been jailed for life after being convicted of murder.

Nelson Cain, 54, of County Grove, Camberwell, attacked hotel receptionist Marilyn Leslie, 49, suspecting her of having an affair, the Old Bailey heard.

Cain chased Ms Leslie into the street with two knives and a barbecue fork before stabbing her in the throat in front of her sister.

Cain, who denied murder, was ordered to serve a minimum of 17 years in jail.

'Genuinely heartbroken'

Sentencing Judge Richard Hone said: "Your festering jealousy erupted into an attack of extreme savagery."

He added that the victim was a woman of "impeccable character".

Michael Worsley QC, prosecuting, told the court: "He was an angry man who had too much to drink and acted in wild jealousy."

Dafydd Enoch QC, defending, said Cain was "genuinely heartbroken at what he has done".

Following the attack Cain went up to Miss Leslie's body and slapped her face and called her a liar.

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