South West Wales

Swansea landlord killing: Jury is sent home

Alec Warburton (left) and David Ellis
Image caption Alec Warburton (left) and David Ellis

A jury considering whether a tenant murdered his landlord in Swansea has been sent home for the day.

David Craig Ellis, 41, has admitted killing Alec Warburton, 59, at a house in Sketty, Swansea, but denied murder.

Mr Warburton's body was found in a disused quarry in north Wales over a month after disappearing.

The two-week trial at Swansea Crown Court has heard claims that the accused "lost control" after a request for sexual favours.

The jury was sent out to consider its verdict on Monday afternoon. Jurors will now continue to deliberate on Wednesday.

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