A husband murdered his wife's secret lover after luring him into a deadly trap at a secluded farmhouse, a court heard.
Farmer Andrew Jones, 52, is accused of using his wife Rhiannon's 'secret phone' to entice Michael O'Leary to the Carmarthenshire farm after discovering their fling.
The body of Mr O'Leary, 55, was never discovered but burned remains were found at the bottom of a rusty oil barrel on Jones's farm, a jury was told.
Farmer Andrew Jones (pictured left), 52, is accused of murdering the secret lover of his wife Rhiannon (right) after luring him into a deadly trap
The body of Michael O'Leary (pictured with his wife Sian), 55, was never discovered but burned remains were found at the bottom of a rusty oil barrel
Prosecutor William Hughes said: 'The murder was carefully planned and undertaken by Andrew Jones who took steps to cover up and destroy evidence of his crime.
'Jones lured Michael O'Leary to a secluded farm in order to murder him.
'The destruction of Michael O'Leary's body was an attempt to hinder the police investigation.'
Jones and his love rival Mr O'Leary had known each other 20 years before the affair started in the farming village of Nantgaredig, Carmarthenshire.
Andrew (left) is accused of using Rhiannon's 'secret phone' to entice Michael O'Leary to the farm after discovering their fling
Swansea Crown Court was told Jones and his daughter Carrie were monitoring Mrs Jones's movements and phone calls after discovering she was cheating in September 2019.
Mr Hughes said: 'Mr Jones became aware of the affair after finding messages on his wife's iPad.
'He confronted her and was told that the affair had ended because he (Mr O'Leary) did not want to leave his wife.'
But the court heard the relationship continued using 'secret telephones' to arrange meetings in the countryside and at their local gym.
An extensive search (pictured) was carried out for Michael's body at the farm and forensics found small intestine tissue at the bottom of a rusty oil barrel
Mr O'Leary's wife Sian, pictured