Advertisement

We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

Floral tributes at the scene of the double murder. Benjamin Wright/PA Wire
Jailed

Man jailed for 'brutal' double murder of ex-girlfriend and her new partner in Cardiff city centre

Saunders pleaded guilty to two counts of murder at Cardiff Crown Court in December.

A MAN WHO stabbed his ex-girlfriend and her new partner to death in a “brutal” city centre attack has today been jailed for a minimum of 23 years.

Andrew Saunders, 20, waited outside the Matalan store in Queen Street, Cardiff, before murdering Zoe Morgan, 21, and Lee Simmons, 33, in September 2016.

Kelly Huggins, from the Crown Prosecution Service said:

“This was a brutal, unprovoked and premeditated attack.

“Saunders attended the location well before Zoe Morgan and Lee Simmons arrived for work that day and ambushed them. As he brutally attacked them he also showed no concern for members of the public who were subjected to a frightening scene of violence.

“Faced with the evidence put forward by the prosecution, Saunders pleaded guilty to both murders.

“Our thoughts are with the families of Zoe and Lee.”

Saunders pleaded guilty to two counts of murder at Cardiff Crown Court in December 2016 and was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 23 years at the same court today.

Read: UK judge blasts ‘shambolic’ and ‘cowardly’ Tunisian police at terror attack inquest

Read: Gardaí investigate reports that Limerick child was offered for sale

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
8
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.