Minimum of 22 years for man who killed partner

Issued on 19/2/19 at 1:56 p.m.

A man who killed his girlfriend on her birthday has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison.

Jeremy Clarke was yesterday (18 February) found guilty of the murder of Tracey Evans following a three-week trial at Leicester Crown Court.

Today (19 February) he was sentenced to life in prison and has been ordered to serve a minimum of 22 years.

During the trial the court heard Tracey was killed on her 52nd birthday (5 August 2018) at the flat they shared in High Street, Measham.

After committing the brutal attack, Clarke confessed to two family members and the officers who arrested him he had killed Tracey.

He later claimed to have suffered from a hypoglycaemic attack and had no recollection of committing the crime.

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