Relief for Karen Skipper's family after murder conviction appeal rejected

The family of a woman murdered in Cardiff in 1996, say today's decision by the Appeal Court to reject the appeal by the man convicted for killing her has ended a 16 year nightmare.

The judge dismissed John Pope's appeal against his conviction for murdering housewife Karen Skipper.

Karen's three sisters later spoke of their relief that her killer had finally been brought to justice.

Esyllt Carr reports.

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Two murder appeals rejected

Two of Wales's most notorious murderers, John Cooper and John Pope have had their appeals dismissed.