A MUM-OF-TWO told a pal “hun everything is OK” just an hour before her “grade A psycho” boyfriend murdered her.
Jason Carr strangled Sarah Fuller in April, having started a relationship after moving into her Exeter home as a lodger six months earlier.
The pair had been squabbling during dinner on April 16, with friends saying they had been “sniping” at each other.
Carr, 35, strangled her and left her partially naked body on the bed after they returned by taxi to her home.
She sent a text to a friend at 12.53am saying “Hun, everything is okay” just an hour-and-a-half before her boyfriend murdered her.
He was jailed for life today and must serve a minimum of 14 years in prison.
Exeter Crown Court heard how Carr phoned police after initially fleeing the scene on a bicycle and said “basically, I have killed my girlfriend”.
At 4.30am on April he called police from a mile and a half away and confessed to the killing.
He told police: “We have been arguing for months and months and months and tonight I strangled her.”
The judge said the mum-of-two had suffered a “terrible death”.
The jury was told how the pair had previously split up for a time, with Ms Fuller, 35, telling her sister Carr was “a grade A psycho”.
But the hospital ward receptionist took Carr back a few weeks before she was killed.
Judge Peter Johnson told him: “You strangled her with a tight grip for around 30 seconds. She last thing she would have seen was the face of the man who was killing her and taking her away from her children.
“This was a terrible death. She struggled but you were too strong and too determined to kill her. I have no doubt you intended to kill her.”
The court was told Carr was remorseful and suffered from depression as the result of sexual abuse in childhood.
Simon Laws, QC, defending, said: “He has never denied responsibility for the killing. He has not sought any excuse for what he did.”
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Carr, who has previous convictions for violence when he was a youth, was jailed for five years when he was 18 for a savage attack on a man.
He will serve a minimum of 14 years and two months in jail.
Ms Fuller’s family said her death had led to her children being raised separately now and the killing had caused a “big gap in our lives”.