- Tower Hamlets
A Hackney man received a life sentence at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, for stabbing his girlfriend 29 times, just hours after making a New Year’s resolution to stop hurting her.
On Tuesday, Pond Farm Estate resident Myles Williams, 19, was found guilty of killing Kirsty Treloar, 20, in front of their 26-day-old baby.
He was sentenced to serve a minimum of 28 years in prison. Williams was also convicted of grievous bodily harm with intent as he injured Treloar’s brother and sister when they tried to protect the mother from her assailant.
The defendant’s baby was left covered in blood after what Judge Nicholas Cooke called an “exceptional” attack.
Summing up, Judge Nicholas Cooke said: “That child has been left fatherless and motherless, and some time in her life she will discover that her father killed her mother.”
He also ruled that the defendant represented an exceptional danger to any future female partners.
On January 1, Williams had sent a text to Treloar and said that his new year’s resolution was to never hit her again. The next day, Treloar replied that she did not want to see him again.
Williams broke into Treloar’s family home on Brownlow Road on January 2 and attacked her with a knife. When her sister, Gemma, 24, and brother, Dean, 23, attempted to save her, Williams knifed them too. Both of them had stab wounds and were taken to an east London hospital.
Gemma was treated for minor injuries and Dean was discharged after spending five days in the hospital.
Following the attack, Williams took an injured Treloar with him in a grey Fiat Stilo and escaped before the police arrived.
A few hours later, the police found Treloar’s body behind some bins in Ryder Mews with multiple stab wounds. The Fiat was found abandoned nearby.
The police launched a manhunt and caught Williams in Hackney on January 3. He was charged with murder and attacks on Treloar’s siblings.
Detective Chief Inspector 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.”
On behalf of the family, Treloar’s sister Gemma said that the last eleven months had been extremely difficult and painful for the family.
She said: “We have been ripped apart inside.
“Nothing will ever ease the pain of losing Kirsty but a little bit of justice has finally been served and we hope that Kirsty can now rest in peace and we can begin to grieve properly.”