Partner to die in jail for murdering EastEnders actress and two young sons
Arthur Simpson-Kent killed Ms Blake, 43, and their sons, Zachary, eight, and four-year-old Amon, after the actress, who was terminally ill with motor neurone disease, planned to leave him and take the boys with her.
All three were hit on the head before being stabbed in the neck or throat by Simpson-Kent, who painted over bloodstains in their bungalow in Erith, south-east London, before fleeing to his native Ghana.
Mr Justice Singh, sentencing Simpson-Kent at the Old Bailey on Wednesday, ordered that the 49-year-old should serve a "whole life" prison term for his barbaric crimes... read more
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