Qld soldier given life for murdering ex-girlfriend



A returned soldier who stabbed his former partner to death and then burnt her body has been sentenced to at least 15 years in jail.


A Queensland Supreme Court jury on Thursday found 32-year-old Kynan Watego Devenna guilty of murdering Sarahjane Dower, 26, days before her badly incinerated body was found in her ute near Townsville in September 2012.

Devenna, who also pleaded guilty to interfering with a corpse and two counts of arson, was given a life sentence and must wait 15 years to be eligible to apply for parole.