Windsor

No parole for John Wayne Pierre for 15 years after second-degree murder

A man who stabbed his ex-girlfriend repeatedly in 2016 was found guilty of second-degree murder.

Pierre was sentenced to life in prison

John Wayne Pierre was found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend Lesley Watterworth. (Submitted)

A man sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder won't be eligible for parole for 15 years, along with a lifetime ban on weapons and he'll have to provide DNA.

John Wayne Pierre was found guilty in the death of his ex-girlfriend, Lesley Watterworth.

Watterworth was found dead in a Curry Avenue home in 2016. The night of her death, Pierre had stabbed her repeatedly. 

Initially he had been charged with first-degree murder, but the charge was changed during a preliminary hearing.

During the trial, the court heard the man had a rocky relationship with Watterworth near its end and the two frequently argued.

Pierre also testified there was a three-day binge of alcohol, meth and crack prior to Watterworth's death.

A jury found him guilty in September 2018.