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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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