From ABC August 16, 2006. 2:48pm
A 49-year-old man has been jailed for life with a 20-year minimum for murdering his former de facto wife a month after she took out a violence restraining order against him.
Brian William Gamble pleaded guilty to wilfully murdering 42-year-old Julianne Kowald at Geraldton in February last year.
Ms Kowald had taken out a violence restraining order a month before, but Gamble came to her house and repeatedly stabbed her.
Justice Michael Murray has described the stabbing as a ferocious and savage attack.
He imposed a sentence of strict security life imprisonment with a 20-year minimum.
Outside the court, members of Ms Kowald's family, including her 11-year-old son, said they believed justice had been done.