Man jailed for drunken Conwy stabbing

6 July 2017, 13:10 | Updated: 6 July 2017, 13:32

David Kingsbury

A man's been given a life sentence after murdering a stranger in Old Colwyn.

35-year-old David Kingsbury was stabbed in the street in January, after ending up in a drunken argument with Dean Cody.

A trial at Caernarfon Crown Court heard the victim had been drunk and abusive to Cody. 

The judge, Mr Justice Griffith-Williams, said, "Most people would have treated his insults as the ramblings of a drunken man."

He continued, "You carried that knife because you are a committed criminal and an associate of criminals, and happy to throw your weight around in the Colwyn Bay area."

Cody, of no fixed address, was convicted of David's murder. The 35-year-old has now been given a life sentence, and will spend a minimum of 21 years behind bars.

The judge added: "Your criminal record is as bad as they come for someone of your age."

Following David's death his family paid tribute saying David was a loving, affectionate son, brother and uncle. 

"We all loved him to bits and will miss his happy, easy going nature, his infectious smile and sense of humour."