BITTER men who murder their exes face even longer behind bars under a new crackdown.
Bitter men who murder their exes will face even more jail time under new plans
And killers who get off with lighter sentences because they murder inside the home face a starting sentence of 25 years in.
It would see a loophole closed which means domestic abusers get off with lesser sentences than people who kill on the street.
One in four killings are done by a partner, former partner or relative.
It comes as part of a long awaited response to the Wadeinto domestic homicides, which could see sentencing Council guidelines changed and toughened up.
Of the murder cases reviewed by Clare Wade KC over half (51 per cent) involved controlling or coercive behaviour while excessive violence, or overkill, was identified in 60 per cent, with men being the perpetrator in all but one case.
Nearly half (48 per cent) were caused in part by feelings of jealousy or resentment at the end of the relationship.
Justice Secretary Alex Chalk told The Sun: “Every woman has the right to end a relationship.
“But tragically, some pay the ultimate price for doing just that – brutally murdered by their ex in one last selfish, jealousy-fuelled act of control.”
“Like Ellie Gould and Poppy Devey Waterhouse – talented young women whose bright futures were cruelly and callously ripped away.
“Murders like these are among the most horrific crimes dealt with by our criminal justice system.”