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Man convicted of murder jailed for life
September 21, 2012, 5:03 pm
A Hackney man was convicted at the Old Bailey of murdering his girlfriend after she refused his text message request to meet him.
Myles Williams, 19, (dob 25/11/92) of Pond Farm Estate, Hackney was convicted today (21.09.12) at the Old Bailey of the murder of Kirsty Treloar on 2 January in Brownlow Road E8.
Williams was also convicted of GBH with intent on his victim’s brother and sister as they both tried to protect her.
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The court heard how police were called at 07.10hrs on Monday, 2 January, to reports of a disturbance at Kirsty Treloar’s home in Brownlow Road E8.
Officers attended and found Kirsty’s 22-year old brother and her 24-year old sister, both of whom had been stabbed by Williams. They were taken to an east London hospital by ambulance suffering from stab wounds. Her brother was discharged after spending five days in hospital; her sister was treated for minor injuries and discharged.
Williams had fled the scene in a grey Fiat Stilo prior to police arrival, having stabbed and abducted Kirsty.
At 08.30hrs, police found the abandoned Fiat in Ryder Mews E9 and, behind bins near to the car, they found the body of 20-year-old Kirsty Treloar. She was pronounced dead at 08.34hrs.
A manhunt was launched to find and apprehend Williams. He was arrested in Hackney on Tuesday, 3 January, and was charged with the murder of Kirsty as well as the attacks on her relatives.
A post-mortem examination at Poplar mortuary on Tuesday 3 January gave cause of death as multiple stab wounds.
Subsequent inquiries have not been able to establish the exact time or location of Kirsty’s death.
Williams had texted Kirsty numerous times on the morning of 2 January, with Kirsty’s replies making it clear that she did not wish to meet that day. This simple desire to control her own life seems to have been enough to provoke Williams into a murderous rage.
DCI Andy Yeats of the Homicide & Serious Crime Command said: “This was an appalling and violent attack by an individual with a propensity for violence towards women.
“Kirsty’s murder was the result of her simply not wishing to see him that day. Williams’s response to this was savage and extreme, not only towards Kirsty but towards members of Kirsty’s family who tried to save her life.”