The brother of a woman stabbed to death at her home said she was a loving and caring sister whose death was devastating for the family.
Robert Levy, 44, spoke lovingly of his ‘sprightly’ sister Christine Haye-Levy outside Northampton Crown Court last week following news her killer and ex-partner would serve life in prison.
Erroll George Anglin, 50, was told he would serve a minimum of 16 and half years in prison for the murder of Ms Haye-Levy in the early hours of December 11, 2012.
The mother of two sustained multiple stab wounds at her home in Jervis Close and died on the pavement outside Grenville Close after leaving the property through the dining room window.
In court Judge Mayo, sentencing, told Anglin he had taken away someone who was admired and now much missed.
Ms Haye-Levy’s brother said: “I think the jury did a fantastic job of working through this case. It must have been hard for them but they saw the evidence and it spoke for itself.
“I am pleased with the result and I think it will help to heal the pain and grief for me and my family.
“At one stage I was concerned about whether the result would come but I am happy they reached a guilty verdict knowing it was for the jury to decide.”
Mr Levy, who works as a carpenter in London, had attended the trial in Northampton every day since it began on Monday, June 3.
After the verdict on Friday he told the Daventry Express how Ms Haye-Levy was his favourite sister and that he had been very close to her growing up with six other siblings.
He said: “I suggested she came here from Jamaica in 1999 for a better life. She then studied at the North West College in London because she wanted to pursue a career as a nurse.
“She had a caring personality; she always said that if you care for other people they will care for you and that’s one of the things I really loved about her.”
Growing up Mr Levy said Christine was a sprightly little girl who liked running.
He said that her death came as a devastation to him and his family, many of whom still live in Jamaica.
Ms Haye-Levy’s ex-partner Erroll Anglin was found guilty of her murder on Friday last week. The jury returned a unanimous verdict and he was sentenced to life in prison, to serve a minimum sentence of 16-and-a-half years.
He is expected to be deported to Jamaica after his release.