The community on the Southbrook estate say they are relieved to hear their former neighbour has been sentenced and they can now put the incident behind them.
Erroll Anglin and Christine Haye-Levy, known to those on the Southbrook as Michelle, occupied the home in Jervis Close before Ms Haye-Levy was murdered on December 11, 2012.
The couple were known on the Daventry estate for organising the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in the communal area outside their home.
Neighbour Michael Cadman of Jervis Close said: “Everyone knew the pair because of the jubilee celebrations. Michelle cooked and Erroll did the music at the party.
“She was a very nice woman and I thought he was a nice chap too, although we did hear them argue in the garden a lot.”
Anglin was sentenced to life in prison serving a minimum sentence of 16-and-a-half years.
Another neighbour Rula Ababneh, of Jervis Close, said he deserved a long sentence.
She said: “I used to see Michelle in the mornings and I was really shocked to find out what had happened to her.
“No matter what she may have said or done she didn’t deserve to die and he deserves a long sentence for that.”
Ms Haye-Levy died outside a home in Grenville Close as a result multipe stab wounds.
Steve Hickman, also of Grenville Close, said: “I am quite relieved it’s all over now. At the end of the day he [Anglin] took a life and he is going to serve a long time in prison for it which brings a bit of closure for everybody.
“I think most people are now glad the trial is over.”
A former neighbour from Long Buckby said she believed justice had been served.