A man convicted of the murder of David Kingsbury has been told he will be jailed for life.
Dean Cody (31) was found guilty of fatally stabbing the unemployed labourer in the heart in Old Colwyn last January. He will be formally sentenced on Thursday.
A jury at Caernarfon Crown Court also found another man – Thomas Revatto (50) of Colwyn Bay – guilty of assisting an offender. A third defendant, Susannah Buckley (40), formerly of Colwyn Bay, was cleared of similar charges.
Mr Justice Griffith-Williams told Cody: ”There is only one sentence for murder and that is life imprisonment. But I must consider the tariff – how much the defendant must serve as a minimum before he is considered for parole – but it will obviously be a long time.”
Cody showed no emotion in court as the jury announced their verdict after three hours of deliberations on Wednesday.
Revatto was convicted of removing a Vauxhall Corsa car that Cody had been driven in. Two other men from Colwyn Bay, Colin Lyness (30) and Stephen Cody (53), had already admitted assisting an offender before the case went to trial. The three men will be sentenced on Friday.