Evidence photos show forklift truck stained with blood of alleged murder victim Michael O'Leary

Photographs shown to jurors hearing a murder case where a successful businessman is alleged to have shot dead his wife’s lover before disposing of the body have been released by prosecutors. Andrew Jones, 53, is on trial at Swansea Crown Court where he denies murdering 55-year-old Michael O’Leary. Prosecutors allege Mr O’Leary was shot and killed and that a forklift was then used to move his body at a farm owned by Jones.

Mr O’Leary was reported missing on the evening of January 27 after he failed to return to his Nantgaredig home from work and his wife and sons received a concerning text message from his phone. You can recap the trial so far, and continue to follow it, by going to our live blog here. Below are the evidential images which have been released for publication by the Crown Prosecution Service.

Jurors have been shown a picture of this blood-stained bicycle which Jones is alleged to have ridden back to Cyncoed Farm after leaving Mr O’Leary’s car in a car park:

This forklift fork has blood staining on it:

Evidence photos show forklift truck stained with blood of alleged murder victim Michael O'Leary

The forklift the defendant is alleged to have used to move Mr O’Leary’s body:

Evidence photos show forklift truck stained with blood of alleged murder victim Michael O'Leary

The inside of the boot compartment of Jones’ Audi A6:

Evidence photos show forklift truck stained with blood of alleged murder victim Michael O'Leary

On March 14 a piece of human tissue, which matched the DNA profile of Mr O’Leary and is believed to be from a small intestine, was discovered inside a rusty oil barrel at Jones’ address:

Evidence photos show forklift truck stained with blood of alleged murder victim Michael O'Leary

This rugby shirt, with blood staining to the upper right sleeve, was discovered in a washing basket at the defendant’s home:

Evidence photos show forklift truck stained with blood of alleged murder victim Michael O'LearyAndrew Jones had this blood-stained green rugby shirt in a washing basket at his home, the trial heard

These jeans, which the defendant was wearing at the time of his arrest, have blood staining on the hem.

The blood has been identified as belonging to Mr O’Leary:

Evidence photos show forklift truck stained with blood of alleged murder victim Michael O'LearyJeans with Michael O’Leary’s blood found on the hem.

Andrew Jones was wearing them when he was arrested

Jones, of Bronwydd Road in Carmarthen, denies murder and the trial continues.

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