Convicted businessman Steven Causwell has been sentenced to life imprisonment for killing his former girlfriend, Nadia Mitchell, at her Oaklands apartment in 2008.

The 40-year-old father of two children will have to serve 20 years in prison before he is eligible for parole.

The sentence was handed down in the Home Circuit Court a short while ago by Justice Carol Lawrence-Beswick.

Causwell also showed no emotion as he was handcuffed and led from the courtroom.