Life sentence for Pentyrch killer

16/10/2012

A man convicted of stabbing to death a 64-year-old man at Pentyrch, near Cardiff, has been handed a life sentence with a minimum term of 28 years.

Bleddyn King attacked David Evans at his home, after meeting him via a website. He stabbed his victim over 70 times.

Janine Davies, District Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service in Wales, said:

"Bleddyn King carried out a callous, deliberate and unprovoked attack on David Evans. From the injuries sustained by David Evans, it is clear that this attack was both brutal and sustained.

"King's arrest was a result of swift and decisive action by an off-duty police radio controller, who noticed and reported his erratic driving late at night.  South Wales Police then carried out a thorough and detailed investigation which enabled us to build a very strong prosecution case against King, leading to his conviction.

"Whilst this may be a successful outcome in terms of the criminal justice process, today's sentencing does not bring back David Evans or take away the distress and hurt felt by his family and friends. Our thoughts are with them."