Jilted killer jailed for life

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A man who stabbed his former girlfriend and her new boyfriend to death two days after being released from psychiatric hospital was jailed for life yesterday. A jury at Chester Crown Court found Andrew Cole, 26, of Llandrindod Wells, Powys, guilty of murdering Fiona Ovis, 28, and Ronnie Crompton, 18.

He had admitted killing the couple but denied murder charges on the grounds of diminished responsibility and provocation.

Cole had met Miss Ovis and Mr Crompton when they were all patients at the Mid-Wales (Psychiatric) Hospital in Talgarth. He formed a sexual relationship with the woman and became "infatuated" by her, the court heard. But she called off the meetings and began seeing Mr Crompton.

Cole stabbed the couple to death after he apparently discovered them having sex.

He rained blows down upon the couple, put a tape recorder through the letter box of the bungalow where they were meeting and "flipped" when it recorded moans and groans.