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Day two of defence in Narberth trial

Angelika Dries-Jenkins died at her home in June 2011 Photo: ITV News Wales

The man accused of the murder of west Wales pensioner Angelika Dries-Jenkins will take to the witness stand for a second day later.

66-year-old, Ms Dries-Jenkins, was discovered dead in the dining room of her home in Narberth in June last year.

John Mason, 55, from Llandissilio, is accused of torturing Angelika Dries-Jenkins for her credit card pin number before killing her in a brutal attack.

The prosecution also claim he was motivated by greed, withdrawing a thousand pounds from Ms Dries-Jenkins bank account to pay for a wedding he had planned with his girlfriend.

Yesterday, the court heard how Angelika Dries-Jenkins lived next door to John Mason's mother.

Giving evidence he told the court that he visited his mother "every other day".

Answering questions from defence barrister Christopher Clee QC Mason told the jury that he last saw Ms Dries-Jenkins from his mothers garden "two to two and a half weeks" before her death.

He went on to describe how he was invited into Angelika Dries-Jenkins home to view a photo of horses but then didn't speak to or see her after that.

Asked by Christopher Clee QC if he killed Angelika Dries-Jenkins, stealing her bank card and car, John Mason replied: "No, I did not".

A forensic team at Angelika Dries-Jenkins home in 2011 Credit: ITV News Wales

Mason was also cross examined by prosecution barrister Patrick Harrington QC

Mr Harrington asked John Mason whether a jumper with his and Angelika Dries-Jenkins DNA on it, found in a car park bin in Haverfordwest, was his.

Mason denied the jumper belonged to him.

Mason denies murder and robbery and the case continues.

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