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'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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Pensioner on sex charges collapses in court

Reginald Gill Credit: ITV News Wales

A pensioner who set up as an alternative medicine practitioner as a cover to molest women collapsed minutes before being sentenced at Swansea Crown Court.

Reginald Gill, 77, claimed he could diagnose cancer using a bizarre, entirely unscientific probe.He was found guilty of nine sex offences and two fraud charges at Swansea Crown Court at the start of last month.

Today he was discovered by a court usher slumped over his scooter, apparently from ill health. Paramedics were called to the court and Gill was taken to hospital. The court was told later that the pensioner would be kept in overnight for observation. The sentencing was adjourned until April 10.

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