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Man admits murdering ex-partner and baby in Billesley

Yvonne and Harrison Walsh
Image caption Yvonne and Harrison Walsh were found at their home in Chells Grove

A man has admitted the "shocking and senseless" murders of his former partner and her baby son.

Wesley Williams, 29, killed Yvonne Walsh, 25, and seven-month-old Harrison Walsh at their home in Chells Grove, Billesley, West Midlands, some time between 31 May and 2 June.

Both victims died as a result of pressure to the neck.

Image caption Wesley Williams will be jailed for life

Williams was remanded in custody at Birmingham Crown Court until sentencing next week.

He was warned he would be jailed for life, with Judge William Davis QC telling him to expect "a very substantial" minimum tariff.

Williams was arrested on 2 June, shortly after the two bodies were discovered by police.

Det Ch Insp Sarbjit Johal, from the homicide investigation team, said: "Wesley Williams has pleaded guilty to the shocking and senseless murders of his partner Yvonne and her baby Harrison who both had their whole lives ahead of them.

"Yvonne's family described her as a warm and loving person who was a dedicated professional and absolutely devoted to her two young children."

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