A man has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 24 years after being found guilty of stabbing a convicted child killer to death.
Ieuan Harley, 23, stabbed David Gaut at least 150 times after discovering he had recently been released from jail.
Gaut served a 32-year jail sentence for killing 15-month-old Chi Ming Shek in 1985.
Mr Gaut was killed in his neighbour's flat before having his fingernails removed and being stabbed a further 26 times after his death with a screwdriver, leaving him injuries so gruesome they were kept away from the jury during his killer's trial.
Harley's friends David Osbourne, 51, and Darran Evesham, 47, helped him move Gaut's body from Osbourne's flat back to his own at Long Row, New Tredegar, before then helping to remove evidence from the flat.
Police later recovered heavily blood-stained clothing inside a black Sports Direct bag from a riverbank close to where Osborne and Evesham were caught on CCTV walking later that night.
Harley was found guilty of murder and perverting the course of justice, Evesham was found guilty of perverting the course of justice, while Osborne was cleared of murder after he had admitted perverting the course of justice.
On Monday at their sentencing hearing, Harley's actions were described as "savage" and "brutal", as the court heard he had a number of violent convictions to his name.
Mr Justice Lewis said Mr Gaut had experienced "real suffering" at Harley's hands before he was "brutally" murdered and mutilated after his death.
Harley, of no fixed address, was jailed for life with a minimum of 24 years, while Evesham, from Powell's Terrace, New Tredegar, was jailed for three years and six months, and Osborne, of Long Row, Elliots Town, for two years and four months.
Gaut's Mother says no-one would bury her son
Phyllis Gaut, 76, told Newport Crown Court in a statement at the sentencing of Ieuan Harley that her "vulnerable" son had been "robbed" of the chance to prove he had changed.
Mrs Gaut said she had to have David Gaut's ashes scattered in an unknown location after no-one would bury her body.