Killer jailed for life years after being cleared

London, July 03: A violent footballer was given two life sentences today after he admitted killing his ex-girlfriend seven years after being cleared of the crime.

Mario Celaire, 31, was told he must serve a minimum term of eight years after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of Cassandra McDermott.

He was given a concurrent life term with at least 23 years for the attempted murder of Kara Hoyte, another ex-girlfriend, in a hammer attack six years later.