Guilty verdict in Narberth murder trial

John William Mason found guilty of murdering Angelika Dries-Jenkins in Narberth last June. Sentencing due soon.

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Police thank west Wales community

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.

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.

– Detective Sergeant Paul Callard, Dyfed Powys Police

Family statement following Mason guilty verdict

Benedict Dries-Jenkins reads family statement following verdict Credit: ITV News Wales

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."

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Son of murder victim speaks out

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.

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.

– Benedict Dries-Jenkins, son of Angelika Dries-Jenkins

'Brutal and heartless murder'

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:

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

– Justice Wyn Williams

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