Man who buried body of Mohamed Megherbi in Cardiff woodland jailed – ITV News

Man who buried body of Mohamed Megherbi in Cardiff woodland jailed - ITV News

The ninja sword found by litter pickers in Cardiff that helped catch a killer

A man has been sentenced to 10 and a half years for manslaughter at Cardiff Crown Court after he killed another man and then buried him in a Cardiff woodland.

In the early hours of the following morning, a neighbour reported hearing "loud banging" from the flat.

Man who buried body of Mohamed Megherbi in Cardiff woodland jailed

Kane Burns then purchased matches and lighter fluid from a nearby petrol station and cleaning items including a mop.

Police officers discovered bloodstains in Burns flat while they were there on a separate enquiry. Tests revealed the blood was Mr Megherbis.

Police recovered an axe and a machete from Burns flat and a sword was found near the burial site with Mr Megherbis blood on the tip.

As a result, the CPS had to carefully piece evidence together from various sources to show what had actually happened.

Mohamed Megherbis life was cut short in tragic circumstances and our thoughts are with his family and friends regarding their loss.

Burns pleaded guilty to manslaughter and on 15th May 2019 was sentenced to 10 and a half years. He will have to serve half in prison and half on licence.

Kane Burns, 26, used a 2ft sword, an axe and a machete to kill Mohamed Megherbi at his flat in Cardiff, Wales before during the body in a shallow grave

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