A husband has been jailed for life for stabbing his wife to death after she told him to leave their Birmingham home.
Sadie Hemmings fled into the street after a knife was plunged into her throat. She collapsed in a hairdressers and was rushed to hospital but died as a result of blood loss.
Carl Hemmings, (40), was convicted of murder and was told by Mr Justice David Clarke that he must serve 14 years and 92 days before being considered for parole.
He was cleared of trying to murder his son but found guilty of wounding with intent.
Passing sentence at the city's Crown Court, the judge said: "This was a tragic event for the family, for your wife, for your two children whom you deprived of their mother, and for all those who loved her. Her loss is irreplacable."
He said, though, that he accepted it was not a planned killing and it happened after the defendant had become increasingly jealous and at a time of "high emotion".
Philip Parker, prosecuting, said the couple, who married in 1998, had had a turbulent relationship during which Hemmings had been violent towards his wife, a 39-year-old nursing home worker.
On September 20 last year Hemmings was let into the family home by his son who later heard his mother scream.
When he went downstairs he found his mother holding the kitchen door against his father who had a knife and who attacked him with it. Her husband later surrendered himself to the police.
Rachel Brand QC, defending, said Hemmings had been under enormous strain for some time and had ended the life of the woman he loved.