A man who admitted killing his former partner in a “senseless and brutal” attack in King’s Lynn was today jailed for a minimum of 20 years.
Gediminas Jasinskas, 30, of Tennyson Avenue in Lynn, appeared at Norwich Crown Court after pleading guilty at a previous hearing last month, to the murder of 26-year-old Cristina Magda-Calancea.
Officers were called to an address in the town’s Fenland Road around 10.15pm on September 21 following reports Ms Magda-Calancea had been stabbed multiple times outside her home as she returned from work.
She was taken to Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital but died as a result of her wounds.
The court heard Jasinskas fled from the scene after the attack but made himself known to paramedics near the hospital and stated he had a “moment of passion and lost control and stabbed her”.
The police were called and he was arrested. After questioning he admitted the stabbing.
Speaking after the sentencing, Detective Inspector Lewis Craske from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, said: “Cristina was the victim of a senseless, brutal act of violence at the hands of Gediminas Jasinskas.
“My immediate thoughts are for Cristina’s loved ones.
“While they have seen justice today (yesterday), nothing can make up for the pain and anguish Jasinskas has caused them and I can only hope that today’s (yesterday’s) sentencing assists with their grieving process.”