By Christian Smith
A man who stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death in a shopping centre car park in Chatham, Kent has been found guilty of murder.
Joshua Stimpson from Rochester, is said to have stabbed 23-year-old University of Kent student Molly McLaren, 75 times on 29 June.
Today, Stimpson, 25, was sentenced to serve a minimum of 26 years in prison.
The Judge Adele Williams said: “This was a cruel, calculated and cowardly act.”
“You slit her throat while repeatedly stabbing her.
“You were determined to punish her for finishing with you. You were seeking revenge.”
The family of the deceased praised Kent Police “for their diligence collecting and collating the evidence.”
They also thanked “the prosecution team for expediting the due process of the law.”