Swansea man sentenced for murdering ex-lover

|News, Violent crime , Domestic abuse

A drug addict has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of murder at Swansea Crown Court.

Jason Farrell, 49, had repeatedly stabbed his ex-partner in the neck and chest after tying her up at his flat.

The murder came just days after Farrell had attacked a previous partner’s new boyfriend with a wooden staff, leaving him with injuries to his head and face.

Farrell confessed to the deliberate killing when he was in custody, but later denied murder.

Alex Scott, of the CPS said: “This was a tragic case of premeditated violence, where Farrell’s brutal actions resulted in the death of this young woman.

“Nothing can ever change what happened, but her family now know her killer has been brought to justice.”

Farrell was sentenced to life imprisonment and ordered to serve a minimum of 26 years for the murder, whilst receiving a sentence of 14 years’ imprisonment for the attack with the wooden staff.

Notes to editors

  • Alex Scott is a Senior Crown Prosecutor in CPS Cymru-Wales
  • Jason Farrell (DOB: 15/12/69) was convicted of murder
  • The criminal justice system can be daunting and the CPS are working to make sure people feel supported - especially if they have particular vulnerabilities such as being victims and witnesses of domestic abuse
  • The CPS aim to provide fairness for all participants in criminal cases, and that means victims and witnesses as well as defendants.

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