December 24, 2013 Somercotes, Derbyshire (BBC) — Cornelius Brown, 23, of Greenhill Lane, Riddings pleaded guilty to stabbing Jade Riley-Ward in Somercotes, Derbyshire earlier this year.
Ms Riley-Ward, 30, suffered more than 80 stab wounds in the attack at her home in September 2012, which the judge described as “torture”.
Judge Jonathan Teare described Brown as “intensely jealous” and “possessive”. He will serve a minimum of 20 years.
At Nottingham Crown Court, Judge Teare told Brown: “You were intensely jealous and intensely possessive of her.
“She was defenseless. Your attack on Jade was vicious and prolonged and it would not be wrong to describe it as torture.