Burglars get life for killing

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THREE burglars were yesterday given life sentences for the murder of a keen runner who chased and caught up with them after he returned home from work to find that they had ransacked his house. Christopher Williams, 23, died from a stab wound to his heart when the gang turned on him and attacked him on waste ground in July last year. His pregnant girlfriend and their three-year-old daughter slept upstairs at their home in Nantyfyllon, Mid Glamorgan, unaware of the tragedy.

Yesterday Alan Naylor, 27, Wyndham Richard Thomas, 21, and Christopher Chislett, 18, were each found guilty of the murder and aggravated burglary. Sentencing them at Swansea Crown Court, Mr Justice Maurice Kay said a "decent and brave young man" had been killed.