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Man sentenced to 10 years in prison over ex’s death

SENTENCED: Daniel Jones was found guilty of manslaughter after his former girlfriend Da In Lee died last April

HAVING BEEN charged of murder following the death of his ex-girlfriend, a man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on February 14 for manslaughter.

Daniel Jones, from Tipton, West Midlands, appeared before a jury at Wolverhampton Crown Court where he was sentenced by Judge Waite following the death of his former partner, Da In Lee, in April 2012.

After a two-week trial in January, the jury returned a not guilty verdict to the original charge of murder, but the judge accepted a plea by the defendant to the lesser charge of manslaughter.

The 27-year-old Jones was also imposed with a five-year supervision order to follow the sentence.

The body of Lee was found at the home of Jones on Grace Road on April 9, 2012.

The 22-year-old, from South Korea, who was studying International Relations at Aston University, died as a result of pressure applied to her neck and her body was left wrapped in bed clothes in Jones’s flat. Jones then spent the night at her home.

Following her death, which is believed to have taken place on Easter Sunday (April 8), Jones visited his former partner and their child in Bristol, where he confessed to what he had done.

After being told to leave, his ex contacted police in Somerset who contacted colleagues in the West Midlands.

"Our family has been ripped apart by the tragic events of last Easter and we have been too emotionally ill to travel to England for the trial,” said Lee’s father and mother, Kwan Foo Lee and Eun Suk in a statement.

"Knowing the person responsible has pleaded guilty to manslaughter offers us small comfort.
"We would like Da In to be remembered as a kind, gentle, intelligent and loving daughter."

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