Murder accused says he acted in self-defence

The man accused of the murder of Cardiff disability campaigner, Peter Lewis has appeared at Cardiff Crown Court

The barrister acting on behalf of William Jones, 31, of Gold Street in Adamsdown, said the defendant was involved in a altercation with the 68-year-old, pictured below, at the communal hallway of his home on Claude Street, Roath.

Paul Hewitt, prosecuting, said Jones had claimed in police interview that there was an altercation between the accused and Mr Lewis and that Jones had acted in self defence.
Defence barrister David Aubrey confirmed that there was an “element of self defence” in Jones’ defence.

He said: “The deceased came to the front door when he (Jones) was banging on the door.

“He said the deceased had a knife and he disarmed him.”

It was during this disarming that Mr Lewis was allegedly stabbed. The single stab wound to the stomach caused “predominantly internal bleeding” and resulted in Mr Lewis’ death.

The court heard that no other parties were sought following the incident during the early hours of April 28.

Jones’ defence did not apply for bail and he will appear at Cardiff Crown Court for a case management and plea hearing on June 29.

Peter Lewis pictured with Charlotte Church in 2006


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