Newport murderer Gavin Mills jailed for life for killing Polish baker Jerzy Dubiniec

South Wales Argus: Gavin Mills, who was jailed for life for the murder of Jerzy Dubiniec Gavin Mills, who was jailed for life for the murder of Jerzy Dubiniec

A MURDERER who punched, kicked and stamped a man to death in the street has been jailed for life.

Gavin Mills, 26, of Glebe Street, Newport, will have to serve a minimum of 12-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to the murder of Jerzy Dubiniec on August 20, 2011.

Mr Dubiniec, a baker from Poland, had only been in Wales for a matter of weeks when he was killed in an attack in Broad Street as he made his way home from work.

Mills pleaded guilty to murder this morning, on the second day of his trial, having previously denied the charge.

Witnesses reported seeing a man repeatedly punch and kick Mr Dubiniec at around 3.30am on August 20. Mills was seen taking the pulse of Mr Dubiniec as he lay on the floor, only to start kicking him again.

Mills phoned Christina Hobbs, a friend who had been out with him the previous evening, saying: “Oh Chris I just hit someone and then a car has run over him and I think he's killed."

She found Mills crying and crouched in the middle of the road while Mr Dubiniec was in a pool of blood, but did not appear to be dead.

Prosecutor Gregg Taylor QC said she told Mills he was still breathing and said "we're not going to leave him" while on the phone to the ambulance service.

But, as she turned back, she saw him jumping and landing with both feet on his body.

Mr Dubiniec spent more than 40 years working as a baker and retired in 2000. Because he missed his work, he came to Newport to help Daniel Binek at his bakery in Enterprise Way.

He had never been out of Poland before and spoke no English, he left his homeland on July 27.

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3:42pm Tue 30 Oct 12

GwentVoice says...

Scum of the earth.

I hope he rots in jail and then in he'll

Waste of space and oxygen

Hope his family are proud of him because it's there fault as well

RIP Mr Dubiniec you did not deserve to end your life in this way.

Lets hope Mills get a kicking in Prison, what a lowlife coward
Scum of the earth. I hope he rots in jail and then in he'll Waste of space and oxygen Hope his family are proud of him because it's there fault as well RIP Mr Dubiniec you did not deserve to end your life in this way. Lets hope Mills get a kicking in Prison, what a lowlife coward GwentVoice
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4:05pm Tue 30 Oct 12

rightsideup says...

Once again,does the punishment fit the crime?.I think not.The likes of Mills should never,ever, be allowed back into society.
RIP Mr Dubiniec..
Once again,does the punishment fit the crime?.I think not.The likes of Mills should never,ever, be allowed back into society. RIP Mr Dubiniec.. rightsideup
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5:49pm Tue 30 Oct 12

richie55 says...

Only 12 and a half years....absolutely disgusting. Perhaps someone should jump on the judges head and knock aome sense into him!
Only 12 and a half years....absolutely disgusting. Perhaps someone should jump on the judges head and knock aome sense into him! richie55
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7:20pm Wed 31 Oct 12

nehpets snave says...

Hang him.! But birch him first.!!!
Hang him.! But birch him first.!!! nehpets snave
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