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Jan Biliniewicz jailed for wife's murder in Luton

Jan Michal Biliniewicz
Image caption Jan Michal Biliniewicz was found on a bridge soon after the murder

A man has been jailed for life, to serve at least 19 years, for the murder of his wife at their home in Luton.

Monika Biliniewicz, 25, was found with stab wounds to he head and chest in Downs Road on 22 September 2010. She died later in hospital.

Soon after, police were alerted by reports of Jan Michal Biliniewicz, 32, stood on a bridge over the M1 in Luton.

He was charged with murder and was due to stand trial at Luton Crown Court on Monday when he changed his plea.

He admitted murder and was sentenced on the same day.

Speaking after the case, Bedfordshire Police said the couple's six-year-old daughter had been living with relatives in Poland at the time of the murder.

Det Insp Jon Dick from the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit said: "This is a very sad case which has left a young girl parentless and a family bereft."

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