Det Con Zoe Powell reads a statement from Pte Matthew Boyd's family
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Soldier murder: Matthew Boyd's death 'destroyed' family

A killer who boasted he was the "hardest man" in town has been found guilty of murdering soldier Matthew Boyd in Powys.

Pte Matthew Boyd, 20, was off-duty on a night out in Brecon when he was punched and beaten by Jake Vallely.

But the jury cleared Vallely's friend Aaeron Evans of manslaughter after Cardiff Crown Court was told he was not present during the attack.

Vallely, 24, will be sentenced on 8 December.

In a statement read by Det Con Zoe Powell after the verdicts, Pte Boyd's family said he would no longer have the future he "so richly" deserved.

  • 01 Dec 2016