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A jealous ex-boyfriend who stabbed his former girlfriend to death after seeing her out on a Tinder date has been convicted of her murder.
Abdelaziz El Yechioui Ourzat, 30, was caught on CCTV "hiding in the shadows" outside of a pub his ex, Cristina Ortiz-Lozano, 28, was at with her Tinder date, Vincente Breso-Biosca.
Frightened Cristina spotted Ourzat outside and immediately asked Mr Breso-Biosca if they could leave, explaining that she had just seen her "abusive" ex-boyfriend.
Unbeknown to Cristina and her date, Ourzat stalked the pair back to Cristina’s flat before he rushed inside and stabbed her 23 times with a kitchen knife.
Ourzat, who appeared virtually from HMP Winchester, had denied murdering his childhood sweetheart, claiming he was guilty of manslaughter by diminished responsibility.
A jury at Winchester Crown Court took just five hours and 36 minutes to deliberate and found Ourzat, of Moroccan decent, guilty of her murder.
Mr Breso-Biosca previously told the court that when Cristina spotted her ex her face changed "drastically" and she seemed scared.
Giving evidence, he said he "kicked the door down and ran inside the house" and saw Ourzat on top of Cristina with his "hand on her throat."
Frightened, Mr Breso-Biosca told neighbours to "call the police and somebody help me because he's going to kill her."
He said: "As soon as I got to the door of the kitchen he grabbed the knife with his other hand.
"He was kneeling on top of her. He had her under full submission. He was trying to choke her or hold her down. She was already gone."
Neighbour Alan Mach, who lived opposite Cristina's home, rushed to the scene and said he saw the kitchen floor covered in blood.
Woman stabbed in back with machete by jealous ex 'thought she was going to die'
Mr Mach said Ourzat gave him a look that 'wasn't normal', adding: "There was madness in his eyes."
A post mortem found Cristina suffered stab wounds to her chest, neck and abdomen, and had defensive wounds on her arms.
The court heard the wounds were likely to have been caused by Cristina raising "her arms in front of her body in an attempt to protect her torso and her neck."
Ourzat will be sentenced at a later date and Judge Miller WC thanked the jury and invited them to the sentencing hearing.
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