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The moment a jealous husband fills a green plastic jerry can with petrol, which he later uses to set his estranged wife on fire in a brutal murder, is captured in chilling CCTV footage.
Georgian Constantin, 42, killed Valentina Cozma, 40, in a horrifying fireball attack at her home before confessing to the murder on Facebook on February 9 this year.
Neighbours and passers-by called emergency services after hearing screams coming from the property on Campbell Road, in Stoke-on-Trent.
A court heard the mother-of-one's charred body was found so contorted from the devastating blaze that she resembled a 'wax figure'.
Police launched a manhunt for her ex-husband after he admitted attacking her in a Facebook post he later deleted. He was arrested 150 miles away at an address in London five days later and charged with Ms Cozma's murder.
Constantin was found guilty following a trial at Stafford Crown Court on October 12 and was jailed for life to serve a minimum of 28 years on Tuesday.
Georgian Constantin (pictured), 42, killed his estranged wife in a horrifying fireball attack at her home before confessing to the murder on Facebook. He has been jailed for life to serve a minimum of 28 years
Valentina Cozma (pictured), 40, was brutally murdered by her estranged husband Georgian Constantin in February this year
The court heard Constantin, of Stoke-on-Trent, was out for revenge after their relationship had ended. He was also convicted of making threats to kill Ms Cozma's new boyfriend Dita Costel after he used her phone to tell him he'd 'sorted her out and was coming for him'.
Detective Inspector Adrian Webb, of Staffordshire Police, said afterwards: 'Today's sentence reflects the gravity of Georgian Constantin's crimes.
'This is a tragic case in which a caring mother, who was trying to build a better life for herself and her son, was taken away by Constantin's self-centred actions.
'My thoughts remain with Valentina's son and the rest of her family.'
The trial previously heard how Constantin had arranged to meet Ms Cozma at her house under the pretence of repaying £500.
She had lent him the money in order to allow him to move out of the family home a month earlier.
But at around 3pm, neighbours and passers-by reported hearing screams from the house and called emergency