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19 December 2016, 16:06 | Updated: 19 December 2016, 16:10
A man from Colchester has been given life in prison for killing his 22 year old ex girlfriend.
Leigh-Anne Mahachi was stabbed to death in April, outside her home in Sheffield, by Tapiwa Douglas Furusa, who's 37 and of Clarendon Way.
Bank worker Leigh-Anne had left the house to go to work when her mother heard screaming and shouting coming from outside. She looked outside and saw Leigh-Anne’s ex-boyfriend, Furusa, knelt over her, lashing out at the top half of her body with a knife.
Furusa fled the area following the attack and drove to Manchester where he later handed himself in, telling officers ‘I stabbed my girlfriend and I think she’s dead.’
Detective Chief Inspector Steve Ashmore, the senior investigating officer, said: “I am pleased that Furusa pleaded guilty so that Leigh-Anne’s friends and family did not have the ordeal of a trial.
“Furusa launched a senseless and incredibly violent attack on Leigh-Anne, who suffered between 30-40 stab wounds.
“She was a young girl with her whole life ahead of her and Furusa took that away in an unprovoked, selfish and frenzied attack.
“His actions on that day have also robbed a family, Leigh-Anne’s partner and her friends, of a lifetime of memories.”
Furusa will serve a minimum of 26 years.