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Bernardo Durantes jailed for murder of sister's partner in Hanslope pub

A man who stabbed to death his sister's partner at a pub in Milton Keynes has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Bernardo Durantes, 35, was convicted of murder at the Old Bailey and was told he would serve a minimum term of 14 years in jail.

He stabbed 29-year-old Jaime Ball a number of times, including a fatal wound to the back, at The Globe Inn in Hanslope on 28 December 2010.

His sister, Emma, ran the pub and lived above it with Mr Ball and her brother.

The court heard Durantes was a reformed alcoholic who had been drinking again.

On the night of the murder a row broke out when Miss Durantes noticed an empty bottle in her brother's room.

Mr Ball intervened and was stabbed a number of times, and despite Durantes trying to save him, died later in hospital.

Judge Brian Barker, the Common Serjeant of London, told Durantes: "This was an unacceptable explosion of feelings."

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