A person has been discovered responsible of the homicide of his closely pregnant ex-girlfriend and the manslaughter of their child son.
Aaron McKenzie, 26, of Peckham, south London, broke into Kelly-Mary Fauvrelle’s bed room in the course of the evening and stabbed her 21 instances as her household slept upstairs, the Outdated Bailey heard.
The previous couple’s son Riley was delivered by an emergency Caesarean – seven weeks earlier than his due date – however died on a ventilator in hospital 4 days later.
The crane driver was convicted of the homicide of Ms Fauvrelle, 26, the manslaughter of their child son and the possession of an offensive weapon by a jury and will probably be sentenced on the identical court docket on Friday, 17 July.
The ‘vicious and cowardly’ assault got here after his ex instructed him she was ‘transferring on’ from their ‘poisonous’ relationship and seeing somebody new, the prosecution mentioned.
The defendant denied all fees, claiming one other man who his ex-girlfriend owed cash to was accountable.
Jurors deliberated for a complete of two hours, 46 minutes to succeed in their verdicts.
Police had been referred to as to studies of an injured pregnant lady at a residential handle at Thornton Heath at 3.30am on Saturday, 29 June 2019.
Medics from LAS and London’s Air Ambulance battled to avoid wasting Ms Fauvrelle’s life, however she handed away on the scene.
Within the wake of the assault, McKenzie pretended to don’t have anything to do with it and ‘posed as a sufferer’ on the hospital the place medical workers had been attempting to avoid wasting the lifetime of his baby, Prosecutor Duncan Penny QC mentioned.
The defendant allegedly lied to police and didn’t inform them that he had spent over an hour earlier than the killing accessing and studying his ex-partner’s emails.
He took a driving lesson hours after he attacked his former companion, the Outdated Bailey heard on July 1.
The crane driver was accused of constant to deceive police, hospital workers and Ms Fauvrelle’s household till he was arrested.
He had admitted, through his solicitor, duty for the deaths saying: ‘Nobody else was concerned on this. There was no motive for it aside from my faults.’
McKenzie later claimed he had confessed to the offences whereas he was beneath stress.
Detectives extensively regarded into his declare that one other man was accountable, however no proof was found to corroborate this new account, or to point that the ‘new suspect’ who was partially named existed.
Claire Mays, from the CPS, mentioned: ‘This was a vicious and cowardly assault on a closely pregnant lady, which was borne out of jealousy. Aaron McKenzie murdered his ex-girlfriend and in flip additionally killed their baby Riley.
‘Simply hours after finishing up the assault, McKenzie went for a driving lesson as if nothing had occurred.
‘The prosecution proof included a confession McKenzie had made to law enforcement officials taking duty for the killings earlier than he determined to vary his story and blame his actions on his studying difficulties and despair.
‘By selecting to take this tragic case to trial McKenzie took the household of his sufferer by the heartbreak and ordeal of listening to all of his lies and the damning proof in opposition to somebody who had as soon as been part of their household.
‘Though nothing can carry again Kelly and Riley, I hope these convictions present some consolation to the household. Our ideas stay with them at this troublesome time.’.