Dyfed Powys Police have welcomed today's guilty verdict in the trial of John Mason.
The west Wales force thanked Angelika Dries-Jenkins' family and the local community for their support throughout the complex investigation.
– Detective Sergeant Paul Callard, Dyfed Powys Police
Angelika Dries-Jenkins was tortured for the PIN number of her bank account, she was murdered, her car stolen and her bank account emptied, but that was not enough for John Mason. He has put Angelika's family through a three week murder trial, he has lied from start to finish and shown no remorse whatsoever.
Today's verdict is welcomed, it reflects the strength of Angelika's family and is a credit to the members of the community who havecome forward as witnesses.
The son of Angelika Dries-Jenkins has read out a statement on the steps of Swansea Crown Court following the life sentence handed down to John Mason after being found guilty of murdering his mother.
"Words cannot adequately describe our relief that the jury have today found John Mason guilty of terrorising, murdering and over the following days continuing to steal from our mother...
John Mason has through his actions made victims not only of our mother and her family but indeed those in the wider community. What he stole goes far beyond her money."
On the steps of Swansea Crown Court, Benedict Dries-Jenkins spoke of his family's relief following the sentencing of John Mason who today has been found guilty of his mother's murder.
– Benedict Dries-Jenkins, son of Angelika Dries-Jenkins
Words cannot adequately describe our relief that the jury have today found John Mason guilty of terrorising, murdering and over the following days continuing to steal from our mother...John Mason has through his actions made victims not only of our mother and her family but indeed those in the wider community. What he stole goes far beyond her money.
Justice Wyn Williams has today sentenced John Mason to life in prison for the murder of 66 year old Angelika Dries-Jenkins.
Mason will serve a minimum of 30 years in prison before being considered for parole.
On sentencing Mason Justice Wyn Williams said:
– Justice Wyn Williams
You've been convicted of a brutal and heartless murder and you did it so you could steal Angelika Dries-Jenkins' money. This was a despicable crime. You spent her money and went about it without a care in the world.
There is a very real likelihood you will spend the rest of your life in jail
John William Mason has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of murdering 66 year-old Angelika Dries-Jenkins at her home in Narbeth in June last year.
Mason will serve a minimum of 30 years before being considered for considered for parole.
John Mason has been found guilty at Swansea Crown Court of the murder of Angelika Dries-Jenkins.
The jury in the trial of John William Mason has retired to consider it's verdict. He is accused of murderingAngelika Dries-Jenkins at her home in Narberth in June 2011. Mason denies the charges.