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16 years for man who killed Gibraltar soldier

A Welsh boxer who boasted he was the ‘hardest man in town’ will spend the next 16 years in jail for murdering a soldier from the Royal Gibraltar Regiment.

Jake Vallely, 24, denied murder but was found guilty following a three week trial at Cardiff Crown Court last week.

At a sentencing hearing at the same court today he was handed a life sentence and told he must serve a minimum of 16 years behind bars.

A second man, 23-year old Aaron Evans was cleared of manslaughter.

Private Matthew Boyd, 20, of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment (pictured above), died in the barracks town of Brecon, South Wales, in the early hours of May 8.

Pte Boyd was chased, punched to the ground and beaten before his body was dragged and dumped in the road.

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