Local News & Archive — June 26, 2017 at 9:05 pm — Updated: June 26, 2017 at 9:05 pm

David Kingsbury murder trial begins


Family photo: North Wales Police

A man has gone on trial accused of the murder of an unemployed labourer in Old Colwyn.

Dean Cody (30) denies fatally stabbing David Kingsbury, whose body was found by police in the Bryn Heulog area in January.

Two people, Thomas Revatto (50) of Old Colwyn and Susannah Buckley (40), formerly of Colwyn Bay, are also standing trial at Caernarfon Crown Court, accused of assisting an offender.

But Mr Cody’s father, Stephen (53), and another Colwyn Bay man, Colin Lyness (30) have already pleaded guilty to the same charge.

The jury heard Cody told police he didn’t intend to kill Mr Kingsbury after he saw him arguing with his girlfriend, Carys Williams, in the car park of Aldi on Abergele Road.

The proseuction said Cody was being driven in a Vauxhall Corsa by Lyness, who followed the pair into Wellington Road. Cody told police they decided to intervene when he saw Mr Kingsbury being ‘quite aggressive’ towards her.

They told the woman to get into their car with Cody stood between the Corsa and the victim, who allegedly had a bottle in his hand. The defendant said he remembered he had a knife in his pocket and used it to stab Mr Kingsbury in the shoulder.

Cody claimed he saw him get up and lean against another car before Lyness drove off from the scene. When interviewed, Cody said events had ”happened so quickly”.



Mr Kingsbury and his partner had visited his father, Frank, earlier that evening and within half an hour, he was lying in a gutter after being stabbed through the heart with ”one thrust of a knife”. After being given first aid at the scene, he was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead at just after 10pm that night.

The couple had also tried to visit the home of Mr Kingsbury’s stepbrother, Ian Davies, but he did not answer the door and alerted police instead, telling them he thought someone was trying to kick his door in.

Mr Davies told the court that both Mr Kingsbury and Ms Williams were known drinkers who argued frequently and their relationship had become ‘toxic’ as a result. Mr Kingsbury’s father said there had been occasions when they got on very well with each other and other times when they did not.

The trial is due to continue for up to a fortnight.



Source: Daily Post

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