Man who stabbed wife jailed

A MAN has been jailed for a minimum of 12 years for murdering his wife in a jealous rage.

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Tony Vita, 47, stabbed his wife to death after discovering she was having an affair with another woman.

As reported in later editions of yesterday's Evening Times, Vita showed no emotion as he was led to the cells at the High Court in Glasgow.

The court heard Marion Vita, 48, was killed at the family home in Baillieston, Glasgow, last September.

Vita had flown into a rage having earlier discovered his wife of 19 years was in a sexual relationship with 34- year-old fraud analyst Elwira Rumniak.

The 47 year-old, who claimed the death was an "accident", returned to the court after being convicted of murder.

Judge Sean Murphy QC jailed Vita for life adding: "This is an incredibly sad case and has had tragic consequences for everyone, including you.

"You had lived an exemplary life, but all of that ended when you discovered she was having an affair with another woman."

The judge said the incident was a "truly exceptional case given the unusual circumstances" of what went on.

A jury heard how Mrs Vita had secretly started seeing Miss Rumniak soon after they first met in 2012.

She eventually spent most of her time at Miss Rumniak's home in Edinburgh, where Mrs Vita worked as a manager at the Crown Office.

The affair then came to light last September 19 - the night before the killing - when Vita found intimate messages between the women on his son's iPad.

The court heard Mrs Vita went to meet her husband the next night at their Glasgow home and it was there he stabbed her four times.

The couple's 11-year-old son later told how he discovered his mum "unconscious" on the couch.

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