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Argoed cannibal murder: 'This really is the stuff of nightmares'

Questions need answering about whether a man who murdered a woman in a cannibal act was properly monitored after his release from prison, a Welsh Assembly Member has said.

Matthew Williams was found attacking Cerys Marie Yemm in Argoed, Caerphilly county, months after leaving jail.

Police used a Taser on the 34-year-old and he later died.

William Graham AM said he was concerned by the case, saying a lot of questions need answering.

"This really is the stuff of nightmares," said Mr Graham, a Conservative assembly member for South Wales East, in an interview with Charlotte Dubenskij on BBC Radio Wales.

It is understood ex-offenders are not always subject to supervision if they serve their full sentence and have not previously been convicted of violent offences.

  • 08 Nov 2014
  • From the section Wales
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