A 19 year-old man was given a life sentence for killing his girlfriend, hours after making a New Year resolution to stop attacking her.
Myles Williams from Hackney was told he will serve at least 28 years in jail after being found guilty in September of murdering 20 year-old Kirsty Treloar on January 2nd.
Williams stabbed her 29 times, just three weeks after she gave birth to their baby. He also wounded her brother and sister.
Hours before the attack, he had texted Kirsty promising never to hit her again.
Judge Nicholas Cooke told him: "Beyond a shadow of doubt, you represent an exceptional danger to any future female partners."
Williams though lost his temper after Kirsty refused a text message request to meet him. He went to her home in Brownlow Road in East London and stabbed her brother and sister after they tried to protect her. He also stabbed Kirsty before abducting her in a grey Fiat Stilo. Police found the abandoned car in Ryder Mews. Her body was discovered nearby. Williams was arrested in Hackney the following day.
– Gemma Treloar, Kirsty's sister
"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."
Kirsty's sister, Gemma Treloar, on behalf of all the family said: "The last eleven months have been extremely difficult and tortuously painful. We have been ripped apart inside. We feel we would not have got through it without the love and support of each other as well as a handful of our family and friends and others, including the victim support and the police.
"We would especially like to thank the police and the prosecution team at the Old Bailey in helping to bring Kirsty's killer to justice.
"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. We will forever love and miss you Kirsty."
– Det Chief Inspector Andy Yeats, Metropolitan Police
"This was an appalling and violent attack by an individual with a propensity for violence towards women."
DCI Yeats added: "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."