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Last Updated: Thursday, 17 August 2006, 13:39 GMT 14:39 UK
Clydach family statement in full
Sandra Jones and Julie Evans
Mandy Power's sisters comfort each other after the case
David Morris has been found guilty of the murder of three generations of the same family at their south Wales home.

The family of his victims - Mandy Power, 34, daughters Katie, 10, and eight-year-old Emily and their grandmother Doris Dawson, 80 - gave a statement after guilty verdicts on all counts were returned.

Once again the verdict today was the right one. David Morris will spend the rest of his life behind bars and we as a family will do everything in our power to make sure he never comes out.

The last seven years have been a living nightmare for us and have not been helped by the poster campaigns and petitions by Morris' family claiming him to be innocent.

Two guilty verdicts say it all.

Anyone who, like ourselves, has sat in that courtroom listening to lie after lie and not just from Morris, will know that he's the evil monster who brutally murdered our family.

Throughout this trial we have had to sit and listen to the lies about Mandy and hear her name and character being dragged through the mud. The hardest part was not being able to stand up and defend her.

Sandra Jones and husband Ken react after the verdict
Over the past five years David Morris has had and continues to have the privilege of seeing his mother, sister and family, something he has cruelly taken from us

Our only consolation is knowing that everyone who knew the real Mandy knows what a kind, generous and loving person she was, not the uncaring, good-time party animal she was portrayed as by David Morris and his team...

Over the past five years David Morris has had and continues to have the privilege of seeing his mother, sister and family, something he has cruelly taken from us.

One thing he hasn't taken are the beautiful memories we have of mam, Mandy, Katie and Emily, which we will treasure for ever...

We would never have survived and got through the last seven years without the love and support of our partners and families who themselves had gone through pure hell.

We would also like to thank South Wales Police who from day one have given us tremendous help and support and have always treated our family with kindness, compassion and respect.

Hopefully now we can try to rebuild our lives and move forward and finally lay mam, Mandy, Katie and Emily to rest in peace.



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