A man admits to killing an expectant father who died after a bar attack

A man has pleaded guilty to killing an expectant father who died after an incident outside a bar.

Keyron Curtis was attacked outside the Colliers Arms in Penywaun, Aberdare, just after 1am on October 17. The 21-year-old, from Cwmdare, was taken to Wales University Hospital in Cardiff but later died as a result of his injuries.

Daniel Howells-Thomas, 24, appeared at Newport Crown Court on Thursday, where he pleaded guilty to the murder of Mr. Curtis.

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Llwynderi’s defendant, Penywaun, also pleaded guilty to assault by beating Jordan Stokes.

Judge Daniel Williams said he will postpone trial to another date so that a pre-sentence report is ready. The judge told the defendant, “You pleaded guilty. The next step is for the court to proceed to try you. I cannot try you. Without the help of the probation service, which will prepare a premonitory report on you.

“It will help determine the length of the prison sentence you face and consider danger.”

Howells-Thomas was arrested to appear for trial on December 10.

After his death, Mr. Curtis’ family said, “Keyron was a polite, quiet family boy with a golden heart. He was loved by all of us and always put other people in front of him. He had to become a father in a few weeks and would have been great. Dad. He will miss all his family and friends. “

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