North West Wales

Man jailed for life for David Kingsbury murder in Old Colwyn

Dean Cody and the scene of the murder
Image caption Dean Cody murdered David Kingsbury in Old Colwyn

A 31-year old man who murdered a stranger in Conwy county by knifing him through the heart has been jailed for a minimum of 21 years.

Dean Cody, of no fixed address, had been found guilty at Caernarfon Crown Court of killing David Kingsbury, 35.

The fatal attack took place in Old Colwyn on 5 January.

Sentencing Cody to life in prison, judge Mr Justice Griffith-Williams told him his criminal record was "as bad as they come for someone of your age".

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Image caption David Kingsbury was described as 'very loving' by his family

He said: "You carried that knife because you are a committed criminal and an associate of criminals, and happy to throw your weight around in the Colwyn Bay area."

The judge added that while Mr Kingsbury had been very drunk and abusive to Cody, most people would have treated his insults "as the ramblings of a drunken man".

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