Man Killed Father of Three Over Alleged Affair With His Wife

A 52-year old man, Andrew Jones, is accused of killing Michael O’Leary, a 57-old man, after discovering he was having an affair with his wife. And his body has not been found since he was reported missing eight months ago.

Jones allegedly murdered Mr O’Leary after discovering messages to his wife Rhiannon, 51, on her iPad, according to a Swansea Crown Court.

Michael O’Leary

Jones who is a boss of a successful family building firm AJ Builders, was arrested days after Mr O’Leary failed to return home from work.

Prosecutor William Hughes, QC, said: “The murder was carefully planned and undertaken by Andrew Jones as were steps he subsequently took to cover up or destroy evidence of his crimes and in particular the destruction of Michael O’Leary’s body”.

“There was an affair between Michael O’Leary and Rhianon Jones. They attended the same gym and at some stage during 2019 they began an extra marital relationship.”

Rhianon Jones

But Jones became aware of the affair in September 2019 when he discovered messages on her iPad.

Mr Hughes said the messages between Mr O’Leary and Mrs Jones were “intimate and graphic in content”.

Mr Hughes told the jury: “This is a court of law – not a court of morals. Andrew Jones became aware of the affair in 2019 having read some messages on his wife’s iPad. He confronted his wife and was told Michael O’Leary did not want to leave his own wife. His wife told him she did not love him anymore. But despite the affair becoming known it continued”.

Later Rhiannon Jones got a secret phone to continue to contact Michael O’Leary but her husband allegedly found it and used it to lure his alleged victim to his death.

Mr Hughes said: “He sent messages from her phone which led to his death. Jones lured Mr O’Leary to a farm he owned and killed him”.

Mr Hughes said that although Mr O’Leary’s body has never been found human tissue was later found in an oil barrel at Jones’ home.

Jones, of Bronwydd, Carmarthen, denies murder saying Mr O’Leary died in an accident. As the trial at Swansea Crown Court continues.

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