Old Colwyn murder investigation: Court date fixed for March


Staff reporter (NW Pioneer)

A man charged with murder has been further remanded in custody today (FRI) and will be asked to formally enter a plea in March.

Dean Cody, 30, of no fixed abode, appeared at a preliminary hearing at Mold Crown Court this morning before Judge Paul Thomas, QC, who was on a live link from Swansea.

Cody and two others charged with assisting an offender - Colin Lyness and Thomas Revalto - also appeared via a link from Altcourse Prison in Liverpool.

During today’s short hearing, a plea and trial preparation hearing was fixed for March 6 when all three will be asked to enter pleas.

A provision trial hearing was fixed for June 26.

Prosecuting barrister John Philpotts said it was estimated at this stage that it would take between seven and eight working days.

Simon Parry for Cody, Elen Owen for Lyness and Duncan Bould for Revato indicated that there would no bail applications at this stage.

Cody is accused of killing David Kingsbury, 35, at Old Colwyn, who was found dead in the town on January 5.

According to a Home Office pathologist Mr Kingsbury,of Old Colwyn, died from a single stab wound.

Lyness, 30 of Minafon, Llanelian Road, in Old Colwyn, and Thomas Charles Revalto, 50, of Rhiw Road, in Colwyn Bay, face one charge each of assisting an offender.

The three men said nothing apart from confirming their identities at today’s hearing.

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