A man from Cardiff has been jailed for a minimum of 22 years for murdering a pensioner with learning difficulties.
William Jones, 32 and from Adamsdown, stabbed 68-year-old Peter Lewis to death at his home in Roath on 28 April last year.
At Cardiff Crown Court this morning he was sentenced to life for murder with a minimum term of 22 years.
– Paul Hewitt, Senior Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service, Wales.
Peter Lewis was a vulnerable man who posed no threat to anyone, least of all William Jones. His murder was an appalling attack, carried out by a killer who has taken no responsibility for his actions, instead seeking to suggest that he himself was the one being attacked. Thankfully, this trial has exposed his deceit.Sadly, William Jones’ conviction will not bring Peter Lewis back to his family and friends. We hope, however, that today’s guilty verdict may bring some small measure of comfort to them, as they seek to move forward with their lives.
William Jones had been looking for his former girlfriend and her new partner when he kicked the door of Mr Lewis' flat in Claude Road, in the Roath area of Cardiff, in the early hours of 28 April 2012.
Mr Lewis came to the front door and was stabbed, later dying of his injuries in hospital. The pensioner had a learning difficulty and a number of physical impairments, including blindness in one eye and arthritis.
A man from Cardiff has been found guilty of murdering a pensioner with learning difficulties.
William Jones, 32 and from Adamsdown in the capital, stabbed 68-year-old Peter Lewis to death at his home in Roath on 28 April last year.
The jury at the trial of a man from Cardiff, accused of stabbing to death a pensioner with learning difficulties, has been sent out to consider its verdict.
William Stephen Jones, who's 32 and from Adamsdown, denies murdering Peter Lewis last April. Mr Lewis, who was 68, was found outside his home in Roath.
During the prosecution's opening statements today, the court heard how William Jones walked to Claude Road that night in April from his father's house nearby, looking for his girlfriend, who he believed to be with another man at a property in the area.
The prosecution said Mr Jones admits being in Claude Road, and knocking on the door of Peter Lewis' flat. They said he will claim that Mr Lewis threatened him with a knife, which he grabbed and hit him with, accidentally stabbing him.
William Jones denies murder, and the case continues.
A court has heard how a pensioner with learning difficulties was stabbed to death at his Cardiff flat. Peter Lewis was found the early hours, in the communal area outside his flat at Claude Road in the Roath area of the city. He'd suffered a stab wound to the stomach, and later died in hospital.
William Jones, who's 32 and from Cardiff, denies murder. The trial, at Cardiff Crown Court, continues.