Dean Marcus Jones behind bars for manslaughter
A man's been jailed for thirteen and a half years at Swansea Crown Court for the manslaughter of Alison Farr-Davies.
Earlier this week, Dean Marcus Jones pleaded guilty to killing his girlfriend - today he was was sentenced for her manslaughter.
Detective Inspector Dean Llewellyn said: "As always, our thoughts are with the family and friends of Alison Farr-Davies who I hope have been given some comfort by the sentencing of Dean Marcus Jones.
"The tragic death of Alison brought shock and sadness to the community - and I would like to thank the local community for their support during the investigation.
"We welcome today's sentencing which brings an end to the criminal investigation and I again pass on my condolences to Alison's family who have acted with great dignity and humility throughout this horrific ordeal."
Throughout his police interviews Dean Marcus Jones never gave an explanation for his actions on that day or why he committed this awful crime against a defenceless woman.
Detective Inspector Llewellyn added: "Tackling domestic abuse is a priority for South Wales Police. I urge anyone who is a victim to seek help and support from the excellent organisations that provide assistance and expert advice.
"Equally as important is for anyone who has information on those suffering domestic abuse to report it to us in confidence.
"This case has highlighted the devastating consequences that domestic abuse has on victims and their families."
Alison's family have issued this statement:
My sister Ali was brutally killed in a flat in Swansea last September by her boyfriend Dean Marcus JONES. As a family we are totally devastated at the loss of our beautiful daughter, sister, aunt and niece.
Ali was such a kind and gentle person, always willing to give up her time to other people. She didn't have a bad bone in her body and would never hurt a fly; she loved animals as much as she loved humans.
Ali was beautiful, gentle, clever, and talented; she excelled at everything she did in her education, her hobbies and her work life.
Ali's death is with us every day, I only have to hear a song on the radio and I end up in tears. My parents have lived in this area all their lives and it is difficult for them to go out and see so many people they know without getting upset.
Ali was so proud to be an Aunty to my two daughters. She carried photos of them with her wherever she went. She loved seeing them and they loved her dearly. She lit up when she was with them, she was always laughing and full of life when they were all together. He has robbed my children of their Aunty. They will be too young to really remember her they were 6 and 3 when she was killed. I still can't tell them she's dead, they don't know and it pains me that one day I will have to explain to them what happened
As a family we were overwhelmed by the support we had after Ali's death. My parents received over 300 cards from friends expressing their sympathy. Some of Ali's friends from school, her friends in Cardiff and Bournemouth took the time to write letters to us expressing how kind and special Ali was. She will be missed by so many people.
We would also like to thank South Wales Police, the CPS and the Legal team for working so hard on Ali's behalf. We would especially like to thank our Family Liaison Officers, DC Kath Brown and DC Viv Cole for all their work and support throughout this horrendous time.
What he has done has destroyed us all. I try to tell my girls that monsters don't exist, but they do, it's him, he is a monster for what he did to Ali. He has robbed us all of such a beautiful person.
We all miss her so much.
Anyone with concerns about domestic abuse can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or the Live Fear Free Helpline: 0808 8010 800.