A RETURNED Queensland soldier who stabbed his former partner to death before burning her body, has been sentenced to at least 15 years behind bars.
Kynan Watego Devenna, 32, was found guilty on Thursday by a Queensland Supreme Court jury of murdering Sarahjane Dower, 26.
Ms Dowers badly burnt body was found in her ute near Townsville in September 2012.
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Devenna, who also pleaded guilty to interfering with a corpse and two counts of arson was given a life sentence, with parole eligibility after 15 years.