Kirsty Treloar murder: Williams receives life sentence

Myles Williams
Image caption Myles Williams claimed he could not remember attacking Kirsty Treloar

A man has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering his girlfriend hours after making a new year resolution never to hurt her again.

Myles Williams, 19, of Hackney, east London, was convicted of killing Kirsty Treloar, 20, and wounding her brother and sister, who tried to defend her.

Miss Treloar was stabbed 29 times by Williams, on 2 January, in front of their 26-day-old child.

Williams, of Millfields Road, will serve a minimum of 28 years.

Text message

At the Old Bailey, Judge Nicholas Cooke said it was an "exceptional" attack which left their baby covered in blood.

He said: "That child has been left fatherless and motherless, and some time in her life she will discover that her father killed her mother."

On 1 January, Williams, of Pond Farm Estate, sent Miss Treloar a text message saying: "Okay wer all gud now and my new yrs ressy is that i aint going to hit u again and i won't hit u 4 this yr next yr the yr after that the next yr after that."

He went on to say he wanted her to swear on their daughter's life that she wouldn't do anything to make him angry before ending the message with "love you 4 eva".

'Propensity for violence'

Seven hours after sending his text, Williams received a reply on January 2 from Miss Treloar saying she did not want to see him.

He broke into her family home in Brownlow Road, Hackney, east London, and launched the knife attack on the trainee nursery nurse.

When her brother Dean, 23, and sister Gemma, 24, tried to help they were also knifed.

Mr Treloar was stabbed in the chest while his sister was cut on her arm.

Kirsty Treloar was dragged into Williams's car and driven away.

Her body was found behind wheelie bins near the abandoned car two miles away.

Det Chief Insp Andy Yeats said after the case: "This was an appalling and violent attack by an individual with a propensity for violence towards women."

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