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Kill Total:


Kill place:

Tredegar, Caerphilly

Kill date:

12th March 2007


Hayley Jones

Date of Birth:


Marital Status:



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Sunday 12th March 2007,  Lewis attacked Ms Jones with a kitchen knife in the middle of the night as she was sleeping on the settee at their home, stabbing her through three layers of clothing and two sleeping bag, and strangling her.

He then dialled 999 and told police to come to the house but fled the scene, leaving the couple's four children to find their mother's body, before he later gave himself up.

September 2009, The trial of Brian Lewis starts at Cardiff Crown Court.. Lewis denies murder, saying he just wanted to touch the sleeping bag, but misjudged. The jury heard the defendant told police in interview that he had the knife in his hands at the time of getting into a scuffle with his partner because he was trimming his fingernails. The whole argument started after there had been a strain in the relationship, and Ms. Jones had changed her relationship status on the social networking website "FACEBOOK" to single.


10th September 2009, The jury retire to consider verdict. The jury took just hours to find Lewis guilty.

The judge sentenced him to life with a minimum of 14 years.


Cardiff Crown Court

Prosecuting - Mark Evans QC

Defence - Peter Murphy QCSingle


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