Prisoner gets life for jail killing

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A prisoner facing a murder charge clubbed his cellmate to death for talking in his sleep, Cardiff Crown Court was told.

Matthew Smith, 24, was given two life sentences after admitting the murder at Cardiff jail and killing another man in his sleep four months earlier. Smith used a table leg to shatter the skull of his sleeping cellmate Ian McLoud, 31. The judge said he was concerned that a man charged with battering and stabbing someone to death should have a table leg in his cell.

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