Father sentenced for murders

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A bar manager has been sentenced to 26 years in prison for murdering his girlfriend and ten month old daughter in a "sustained and fearsome" knife attack.

Anthony Marsh attacked 24-year-old Stephanie Bellinger, more than thirty times as she slept in their bedroom in Totton, Hampshire. The prosecution said the killing of Miss Bellinger had "powerful elements of sexual motivation and revenge".

Their daughter Lili Marsh was stabbed once through the head as she lay next to her mother on the same bed.

Marsh said he heard voices in his head telling him to kill them both.

He was jailed for life on Tuesday after the jury found him guilty of the two murders. The term set by Mr Justice Holroyde is the minimum he will serve before he can be eligible for parole.

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