Peter Morgan convicted of murdering Georgina Symonds

21/12/2016

Peter Morgan has today been convicted of murdering 25-year-old Georgina Symonds by a jury following a trial at Newport Crown Court.

The court heard how Morgan, 54, strangled her with bailing twine and took her body to a farmhouse in Usk on January 12 this year. He later directed the police to the site.

Leighton Mawer, Senior Crown Prosecutor from CPS Cymru-Wales, said "Peter Morgan committed a cold, calculated and violent crime. His very deliberate actions resulted in a young mother losing her life.

"His relationship with Georgina had become an obsession for him, which ultimately, led to the events of January 12.

"The actions he took the day before clearly demonstrated his intentions. His preparation for the crime was careful and meticulous.

"The decision the jury arrived at brings Peter Morgan to justice for what he did to Georgina.

"The team at the Crown Prosecution Service dealing with this case have worked hard over the year to bring this case to court, and I would like to thank the family and friends of Georgina for their continued support throughout the prosecution process.

"Whilst today's outcome cannot take away the hurt and loss felt by them, we hope that Peter Morgan's conviction may at least be of some comfort to them as they move forward with their lives."