Killer jailed for 32 years for murder of mum of 2 he buried in woods

A murderer who slaughtered his ex-girlfriend with an axe and then buried her body in a makeshift grave has been jailed for at least 32 years.

Andrew Burfield took Katie Kenyon for what would be her final meal at McDonald’s before driving her to a forest where he’d already dug her grave.

The 51-year-old spectacularly changed his plea to admit to the murder of Ms Kenyon, 33, on the third day of his trial.

He was re-arraigned on the charge yesterday before the jury formally found him guilty.

Burfield was then sentenced to life in prison today, with a minimum of 32 years.

The court heard he killed Ms Kenyon on April 22 and buried her in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire.