Murderer arrested after Gwent Police manhunt

Campaign Series: ARRESTED: Jason Soal ARRESTED: Jason Soal

A MURDERER who strangled a retired teacher during a robbery in 1991 has been arrrested after breached the terms of his life licence, police said today.

Jason 'Jay' Soal, 37, served 12 years in custody for the murder after being detained ‘at her Majesty’s pleasure’ - the equivalent of a life sentence for a juvenile. He was released eight years ago in 2004 on a life licence.

He was 17 years old at the time of the killing.

Soal, from Trethomas, who is also known as Jason Brindley Davies was convicted of the murder alongside a Cwmcarn 20-year-old at Cardiff Crown Court on September 11 1992.

Soal admitted both charges of robbery and murder.

The pair had gone to the retired teacher's Llanbradach home in September 1991 planning to steal £2,000 and steal his car. However, once the victim had invited them, he realised they were there to rob him.

When he asked them to leave they dragged him upstairs to his bedroom, and smashed a cupboard drawer over his head, tied him up with an extension lead and strangled him with a telephone cable.

The pair then jumped in their victim's car and went to Gloucester for the night, before returning to Gwent the following morning.

They then spent the day using the £45 they had stolen from their victim to drink in Cwmcarn pubs.

 

Comments (6)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

3:27pm Mon 26 Nov 12

rhinestine says...

Birch him
Birch him rhinestine
  • Score: 0

6:44pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Euwan Usami says...

Why was this guy ever released? Worse kind of waster.
Why was this guy ever released? Worse kind of waster. Euwan Usami
  • Score: 0

1:48am Tue 27 Nov 12

WelshRugbyFan says...

Yet again the British Judicial system at it's best ... why can't we adopt the American system and say LIFE is LIFE (125 yrs before your considered before parole!) ... or eevn better bring back the death penalty for those who admit it or there is over whelming evidence to convict at 100% ...

These people should who commit these horrendous crimes should never be allowed back on our streets!
Yet again the British Judicial system at it's best ... why can't we adopt the American system and say LIFE is LIFE (125 yrs before your considered before parole!) ... or eevn better bring back the death penalty for those who admit it or there is over whelming evidence to convict at 100% ... These people should who commit these horrendous crimes should never be allowed back on our streets! WelshRugbyFan
  • Score: 0

1:50am Tue 27 Nov 12

WelshRugbyFan says...

apologies for the *should who commit* couldn't go back and edit!
apologies for the *should who commit* couldn't go back and edit! WelshRugbyFan
  • Score: 0

1:33pm Tue 27 Nov 12

SexyPantz says...

Well said WelshRugbyFan!!! but bugger125 years in prison Y should we pay 4 people like that 2 even eat for the duration of their sentence let alone pay for his tv.ps3.sky tv channels gymnasium then when inevitably he is released " a reformed character" pay for new identity.plastic surgery etc etc. SAVE MONEY AND TIME AND ( if guilty without doubt ) HANG THE WASTERS.
Well said WelshRugbyFan!!! but bugger125 years in prison Y should we pay 4 people like that 2 even eat for the duration of their sentence let alone pay for his tv.ps3.sky tv channels gymnasium then when inevitably he is released " a reformed character" pay for new identity.plastic surgery etc etc. SAVE MONEY AND TIME AND ( if guilty without doubt ) HANG THE WASTERS. SexyPantz
  • Score: 0

11:31pm Tue 27 Nov 12

cwmbrancarter says...

I Totally agree with sexy pants !!
I Totally agree with sexy pants !! cwmbrancarter
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree