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J ovi Pi­lapil was ex­cited about her new life as a sin­gle mum. “New year, new be­gin­nings!!!” the 39-year-old aged­care nurse posted on New Year’s Day 2016,6, along­side a photo of her­self smil­ing.

Hav­ing sep­a­rated from her vi­o­lent hus­band Alexan­der Vil­laluna two months ear­lier and suc­cess­fully ap­plied for an AVO against him, she set up a Tin­der ac­count ready to hit the dat­ing scene. Af­ter match­ing with di­vorced fa­ther Keith Collins, 53, and chat­ting for a week, they ar­ranged to meet at the Kang­nam BBQ restau­rant at West­field Hornsby on March 30.

But the date turned in to a sick­en­ing blood­bath when com­posed Vil­laluna tracked the cou­ple down, stab­bing Ir­ish­man Keith to death with a hunt­ing knife and slash­ing Jovi.

Dur­ing the stab­bing, Jovi begged, “Stop, we are just hav­ing din­ner!”

She fled the restau­rant and hid in a shop up­stairs while Vil­laluna calmly walked up and down the shop­ping cen­tre’s con­course be­fore po­lice ar­rived at the scene.

Vil­laluna pleaded guilty to mur­der and griev­ous bod­ily harm and was sen­tenced to 40 years in prison.

Vil­laluna killed Jovi’s date Keith (above left).

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