A man who raped and murdered a 67-year-old grandmother from Carmarthenshire has been sentenced to life in prison.
26-year-old Darren Martin Jackson, originally from Kent, will spend a minimum of 28 years in jail after he pleaded guilty to the attack earlier this year.
Irene Lawless was found dead at her home on the Bryndulais estate in the village of Llanllwni in January.
Ms Lawless was described locally as well-liked and independent.
Her brother said:
The chief prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service in the Dyfed-Powys area has praised the efforts of the team who brought Darren Jackson to justice.