A controlling former policeman found guilty of murdering his estranged wife at her high street hair salon has been sentenced to life in jail with a minimum term of 28 years.
A judge said Ivan Esack planned the killing “to the minute” before he knifed Natalie Esack, 33, up to 11 times because he could not cope with her being with someone else.
The 8in (20cm) blade bent and the tip broke off under the ferocity of the attack at Esack Hair and Beauty in High Street, Ashford, Kent, on April 30 last year.
Following the stabbing, Esack, 38, turned to his estranged wife’s colleague Chelsea Ford, then 17, and said: “She deserved it, the bitch.”
In the period before the killing, he told Mrs Esack she was a “dead woman walking” and added: “Tick tock, tick tock.”
At Maidstone Crown Court on Friday, the ex-Kent Police detective constable turned aspiring football agent, of Rosewood Drive, Ashford, was found guilty of murder following a three-week trial.