WAVERLEY man Michael Vernon Lowe has been jailed for a maximum of 20 years for the stabbing murder of a love rival last year.
Justice Robert Pearce yesterday sentenced Lowe to 20 years' jail, with a 12-year non-parole period.
He said Lowe had shown no remorse.
A Launceston Supreme Court jury last week found Lowe guilty of the murder of Darren John Booth, 37, at Kings Meadows in May 2012.
Lowe had unsuccessfully argued self-defence to explain his stabbing of Mr Booth.
Court security staff ushered Lowe, 52, away from the dock immediately after his fate was revealed.
Justice Pearce also lifted the non-publication order, which had prevented the media from reporting about Lowe's association with an outlaw motorcycle gang.
Members of the group sat in court during Lowe's trial.
During the trial, it was revealed that after the murder, Lowe had visited a motorcycle gang clubhouse at Invermay, before attending hospital.
Before the stabbing, Lowe had visited his former partner's house at Kings Meadows about 1.30am on May 13, 2012, and found Mr Booth inside.
Lowe, brandishing a folding pocket knife, confronted Mr Booth, who grabbed a nearby cricket wicket to defend himself.
A fight ensued and Lowe stabbed Mr Booth three times to the left side of his chest.
Dr Christopher Lawrence gave evidence during the trial that one of the stab wounds severed a vein near Mr Booth's heart and that the loss of blood, mostly internal, led to Mr Booth's death.
Justice Pearce said Lowe was the aggressor throughout the confrontation.
``His violent intention towards Mr Booth persisted despite Mr Booth's resistance until the fatal blow was struck,'' he said.
``His conduct was spontaneous and arose from his jealousy and anger when he saw Mr Booth.''
Justice Pearce said Mr Booth had done nothing wrong and had been entitled to be there.
``His presence provided no justification for Mr Lowe's violent criminal conduct,'' he said.
``Mr Lowe's violence continued in the face of Mr Booth's defence of himself.
``He is not entitled to the mitigation that admissions and a plea of guilty would have attracted.''