Father `promised cruise after murder'

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A father chose the elder of his two sons to murder his wife because he was the biggest, Leeds Crown Court was told yesterday.

David Howells told his cellmate he had promised to buy his teenage sons, Glenn and John, jet skis, and take them on a cruise after they killed their mother, Eve, according to the convicted burglar Barry Johnson. Johnson told the court that Mr Howells, 48, discussed Mrs Howells' murder after drinking alcohol in their cell when they were on remand.

The teacher was bludgeoned to death at her home in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, in August 1995. Mr Howells, John, 15, and Glenn, 17, deny her murder. The trial continues.

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