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Man kills his former girlfriend because new boyfriend got her pregnant

By Mason White 1:50 PM March 25, 2016
Matthew Smith and Isobel Parker 

By: Feng Qian
A man was arrested on a charge of murder after killing his former girlfriend because her new boyfriend got her pregnant, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 24-year-old Matthew Smith of Chelmsford, has been sentenced to serve at least 18 years in prison after being convicted of murder in connection with the death of 23-year-old Isobel Parker.

According to the police investigation, Parker had ended her relationship with Smith last year. She and Smith had two children together and they had joint custody.

Smith would did not accept the fact that their relationship was over.

When he discovered that she had moved on with a new partner and that they were expecting a baby, Smith became extremely angry.

Smith went over to her apartment, where he strangled her with wire. He then dumped her body into a bathtub full of water.