Husband ‘lured spouse’s lover to his loss of life at his farm’

A builder lured his spouse’s lover to a far off farm ahead of murdering him and removing his frame, a courtroom has heard.

Andrew Jones, 53, came upon his spouse Rhianon, 51, used to be having an affair with 55-year-old Michael O’Leary, and killed him after “sparsely making plans” the homicide, Swansea Crown Court docket used to be advised.

Prosecutors stated that Jones lured father-of-three Mr O’Leary to the farm he owned in Cwmffrwd, Carmarthenshire, on 27 January, the place he killed him.

Mr O’Leary’s circle of relatives become fearful when he failed to go back house from paintings and so they contacted police after receiving textual content messages pronouncing: “I’m so sorry x”.

Mr O’Leary’s automotive used to be discovered via Dyfed-Powys Police in Carmarthen, after a lacking particular person’s enchantment.

However the jury heard that just a small a part of Mr O’Leary’s frame used to be discovered.

William Hughes QC, prosecuting, stated: “It’s the prosecution case that this homicide used to be sparsely deliberate and undertaken via Andrew Jones, as have been the stairs taken via Andrew Jones to hide up or wreck the proof of the crime, specifically the destruction of Michael O’Leary’s frame, in an try to obstruct the police investigation.

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“Michael O’Leary’s frame hasn’t ever been recovered. On 14 March a work of human tissue, a small gut, used to be recovered from Andrew Jones’s house at Bronwydd Street.

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“Residue from a rusty oil barrel used to be being decanted via a forensic officer and so they got rid of an merchandise considered human tissue.

“Additional forensic exam, together with DNA trying out, discovered a fit for Michael O’Leary. The forensic scientist who made this discovery provides the opinion of this tissue having been burnt.

“It’s the prosecution case that Andrew Jones used to be the remaining particular person to look Michael O’Leary alive. It’s the prosecution case that Andrew Jones lured Michael O’Leary to any other assets he owned, Cyncoed Farm, and he died.

“The defendant does no longer settle for that he murdered Michael O’Leary. It is recommended via the defence in paperwork to the courtroom that Michael O’Leary used to be by accident killed within the presence of Andrew Jones.”

The courtroom heard that Mrs Jones and Mr O’Leary used the similar health club in Carmarthen, and via 2019, have been having an affair.

Her husband came upon after he learn messages between them on his spouse’s pill.

Mr Hughes stated: “He faced his spouse and he used to be advised the affair had ended as a result of Mr O’Leary didn’t need to go away his spouse.

“She stated she didn’t love the defendant, however the 2 of them stayed in combination.”

Andrew Jones’s teenage daughter additionally discovered of the affair and helped control Mrs Jones, with the defendant confronting his spouse once more in November.

Mrs Jones and Mr O’Leary owned “secret” cell phones, the jury used to be advised, which they used to speak to one another.

Mr Hughes stated at the morning of Mr O’Leary’s loss of life, Jones had taken his spouse’s secret telephone and used it to touch her lover.

Knowledge from cellular web site research presentations the telephone within the space of the farm, and messages have been despatched that gave Mr O’Leary instructions, the courtroom used to be advised.

Automated quantity plate reputation additionally positioned the automobile within the space on the time.

Jones, of Bronwydd Street, Carmarthen, denies homicide.

The trial continues.


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