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.
Two of Wales's most notorious murderers, John Cooper and John Pope have had their appeals dismissed.
John Cooper will find out if he can appeal his life sentence for four murders in Pembrokeshire in the 1980s.