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Narberth murder trial defence to start

Angelika Dries-Jenkins was found dead at her home Photo: ITV News Wales

The defence of a man accused of murdering a west Wales grandmother is due to begin at Swansea Crown Court this afternoon. John William Mason is accused of torturing 66-year-old Angelika Dries-Jenkins for her bank card pin number before brutally killing her at her home in June last year.

Earlier the court heard how Angelika Dries-Jenkins had been killed by at least ten blows to the head with a blunt object. The jury were also told how a jumper allegedly worn by Mason in the attack has blood and DNA of both Mason and Angelika Dries-Jenkins on it. Giving evidence last week forensic scientist Martin Whittaker said the chances of the DNA belonging to anyone else was 'one in a billion'.

55-year-old John Mason from Llandissilio denies murder and robbery and the case continues.

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