Barry Bowyer guilty of Gary Suller murder

03/07/2012

A man who callously attacked and killed Gary Suller at his home in Cwmbran has been jailed for life, after being found guilty of murder.

Barry Bowyer had admitted burglary and manslaughter, but denied murdering Mr Suller in September 2011. The trial heard that Bowyer had tied up Mr Suller before beating him to death.

John Williams, Senior Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service in Wales, said: "Barry Bowyer took Gary Suller's life in an attack that was brutally violent and utterly senseless.

"Whilst Bowyer admitted he was responsible for Gary's death, he has never acknowledged that this was a callous and premeditated act on his part.

"I would like to pay tribute to Gwent Police's investigative team, our in-house prosecution team and prosecuting Counsel who worked together to build and present a robust case against Barry Bowyer. I would also like to thank all those who have supported the prosecution as witnesses during the trial.

"This has been, and continues to be, an extremely difficult time for the family and friends of Gary Suller and our thoughts are with them."