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Man guilty of murdering off-duty soldier in Brecon

Jake Vallely has been found guilty of murdering Private Matthew Boyd. Credit: Wales News Service

A man has been found guilty of murdering a soldier on a night out in Brecon.

Jake Vallely, 23, has been on trial at Cardiff Crown Court charged with murdering Private Matthew Boyd in May this year. Today a jury found him guilty. His friend, Aaeron Evans, was found not guilty of manslaughter.

Private Boyd, who served with the Royal Gibraltar Regiment, was found unconscious by police shortly after midnight on Sunday May 8th.

He was on a training exercise at the infantry battle school in Brecon which is regularly used by the SAS.

Private Matthew Boyd died in May after being attacked in Brecon. Credit: Wales News Service

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