Man convicted of killing Roger Millar

Former soldier Roger Millar Credit: Wiltshire Police

A man's been found guilty of the manslaughter of a former soldier in Wiltshire. Roger Millar, 44, was found dying in the street from stab wounds in Swindon in June last year. Christopher Simmonds, 28, from London was today convicted at Bristol Crown Court.

Shelton Sibanda, 20, from Swindon, had pleaded guilty to his murder at a previous hearing. Three teenagers were cleared of the manslaughter of Mr Millar, a former soldier with the Royal Corps of Engineers.

After today's hearing Det Chief Insp Matt Davey of Wiltshire police said: "This case offers a stark reminder of the dangers of getting involved in the world of illegal drugs.

"The investigation quickly established that this incident started with an altercation between two groups over the illegal supply of drugs and although Shelton Sibanda pleaded guilty to murder, the jury were asked to decided to what extent a number of others participated."

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Roger Millar murder

A man's been found guilty of the manslaughter of a former soldier in Wiltshire. Roger Millar was found dying from stab wounds in a street in Swindon last June. Christopher Simmonds, 28, was convicted at Bristol Crown Court.