Murderer to spend at least 18 years in prison

A 42-year-old man has been sentenced to life behind bars after he murdered a vulnerable friend with at least two blows to the head with a hammer while the victim lay helpless in bed.

Barry Bagnall will serve at least 18 years in prison
Barry Bagnall will serve at least 18 years in prison

Barry Bagnall, of Treveena Way, Wrexham, was told by Judge Rhys Rowlands at Mold Crown Court that 18 years was the minimum period before which he could be considered for parole.

He had been convicted by a jury last month of killing 60-year-old Terry Edwards in his flat at Caia Park, Wrexham, in May last year.

At the time Mr Edwards, who was vulnerable and weighed only seven and a half stone, had been trying to get off drugs.

Bagnall had also been found guilty of trying to pervert justice by getting a witness to lie.

Bagnall, a warehouse worker and heroin and crack cocaine addict., was described by Judge Rowlands as “a dangerous and manipulative man with no remorse for the violence inflicted on Mr Edwards that night”.

The murder involved “an explosive loss of temper”.

Sorry, we are not accepting comments on this article.

Top Stories

More from the Shropshire Star

UK & International News