The 26 year-old man initially told a 999 operator she had fallen to the ground, "being a mong" and that she was "in no danger".
Emergency services arrived at the scene in Manchester city center around 1am on January 16 to find him cradling an unconscious woman, telling her: 'Hello, wakey wakey. Oi monkey get up, look you bashed your head. What you doing, your belly is showing.”
She died the following day in hospital.
Yesterday, the man was sentenced to life behind bars for murder.
I don't know much about soldiers. However, I wonder why the man was discharged from the army at such a young age. Maybe that's normal.
What can fighting men expect when they enter life as a civilian?
A former captain in the Territorial Army, is teaching former soldiers, sailors and RAF staff how to grow their own food as part of the Good to Grow project.
Good to Grow is also aimed at families, people from low-income backgrounds and unemployed people wanting to learn new skills.
Some of these people left home at 17 to serve in the military and didn't get a chance to learn how to grow and cook their own food.
The 43 year-old said, “The military is a big community and once that community is broken up, people tend to get lost. These sessions are about getting people outside with others, learning new skills and building their self-confidence.”
Here's a shocking fact revealed by research: One in 10 prisoners in our jails is a former soldier.
The UK criminal justice campaign group No Offence warn that the number of ex-servicemen in prison is likely to grow due to troops returning to civilian life. The former soldiers struggle to make the transition after the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.
About five years after leaving the Army, many former troops end up in the justice system, after the point at which relatives fail to cope with them. After their regimented life, some servicemen experience a dramatic culture shock when readjusting to civilian life.
Although the soldier who killed his partner showed signs of an uncontrolled temper, others have channeled their drive another way. We should consider the unique factors that make former soldiers a distinct group within prisons, and worthy of continued specialist support during and after any period of incarceration.
Sometimes, ex-soldiers stand below a banner at the exit of our local supermarket, raising funds. I don't know what they intend to use their collection for. I can't help them with money, struggling to cope on a pension myself. But a sweet empathy rises up in me as I pass and tears cloud my eyes. Feeling totally inadequate, I usually murmur, 'Bless you'. I can't say, 'I didn't want you to fight, I don't want war'. Things are the way they are and we accept the system under which we live.
What can any of us do to help these men that have fought for our society's beliefs, tried to help people in other lands, and suffered mental and physical wounds?