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Wrexham man given 23-year jail term for pub murder

Francesco John Prevete has been sentenced to at least 23 years in prison for the murder of Craig Maddocks in the toilets of a pub in Wrexham in June 2013.

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Pub murderer sentenced to 23 years in prison

A 46-year-old man has been sentenced to at least 23 years in prison for stabbing another man to death in the toilets of a Wrexham pub.

The judge said Francesco John Prevete had carried out a 'brutal and ferocious' attack. Credit: Andrew Price

Francesco John Prevete stabbed 34-year-old Craig Maddocks 52 times at the Cambrian Vaults pub, in the early hours of 26 June last year.

Craig Maddocks was an amateur boxer and a father of three.

He denied murder, but was found guilty on Tuesday.

This morning, at Mold Crown Court, the judge said he would receive a life sentence, and the minimum term he should serve before he could apply for parole would be 23 years.

He described Prevete's actions as 'brutal and ferocious.'

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