Man and teenager found guilty of killing 32-year-old Anthony Winter

Anthony Winter died after being stabbed in the leg in woodland in Cardiff
They jury has reached unanimous verdicts in the trial of three people accused of murdering a 32-year-old dad in woodland in Cardiff.

John Phillips denied murder and was on trial at Cardiff Crown Court along with a 17-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl who cannot be named for legal reasons.

Anthony Winter died on the morning of November 22 last year after being stabbed in the leg at Cath Cobb Woodlands.

James Jones, known as Flames, 19, from Bedwas Close in St Mellons, has already admitted murder.

John Phillips’ girlfriend Lauren Hutchinson, also 19, from Munning Drive in Newport, admitted perverting the course of justice by cleaning up her flat where Mr Winter was assaulted.

Police at the scene when Mr Winter’s body was found:
John Phillips, 28, from Baird Close in Bettws, Newport, has been found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter.

Prosecutors alleged he was a drug dealer and attacked Mr Winter due to a drugs debt.

He was not there when Jones stabbed Mr Winter, but prosecutors said he instructed Jones to harm him during a “sinister” phone call.

The 17-year-old boy was found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter.

The 17-year-old girl was found not guilty of murder. She has admitted perverting the course of justice by helping to clean the flat in Newport.

The defendants will now be sentenced on July 16.