He knifed his ex girlfriend 14 times before dousing her body in petrol when she ended their relationship.
But asylum-seeker Ari Abdullah will soon be free after serving just 11 years for Samantha Anderson’s horrifying murder.
The nursery nurse did not stand a chance when the Iraqi body-builder lashed out with a kitchen knife as she returned to the Newcastle flat they used to share to pick up some post.
And after plunging the blade through her heart Abdullah risked catastrophe at the high-rise tower block when he doused her body in petrol.
The factory worker admitted murder at Newcastle Crown Court and was jailed for life in 2007.
But after giving credit for his guilty plea and hearing mitigation about his troubled childhood in Iraq, Judge John Milford set the minimum sentence at just 11 years.
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