Something tells me when Mark Zuckerberg started facebook, he had no clue it would one day prove a valuable tool for the justice system. Not only are law enforcement officers using it to look for missing persons and track down criminals, some of these criminals have themselves made the whole process a lot easier by providing confessions and proof of their evil deeds.
“Friends of Williams also told police he had seemed fine after May 31 and was ‘joking, laughing and smiling’ as he played pool on a computer.” I bet that is one thing he wont be doing for much longer when he is thrown into jail with a lifetime of fresh pals who hate baby killers.
- Wesley Williams, 29, jailed for life with a minimum of 29 years
- Used a ligature to carry out ‘chilling, casual and calculated’ killings of Yvonne and Harrison Walsh, who were found dead in their beds
- Judge described Williams as ‘clearly evil and dangerous beyond measure’
- ‘Planned’ to propose before Ms Walsh ended their relationship
PUBLISHED: 17:38 GMT, 11 December 2013 | UPDATED: 18:52 GMT, 11 December 2013
A man who strangled his ex-partner and her seven-month-old son before using text messages and Facebook to announce what he had done has been jailed for life with a minimum of 29 years.
Wesley Williams used a ligature to carry out the ‘chilling, casual and calculated’ killings of Yvonne and Harrison Walsh, who were found dead in their beds in June.
He then went on to Facebook, telling one social media user he was in good spirits, and wrote: ‘Sometimes we just have to do things we shouldn’t.’
Sentencing Williams to life at Birmingham Crown Court today, Mr Justice MacDuff described the 29-year-old cannabis user as being ‘clearly evil and dangerous beyond measure’.
Williams throttled Ms Walsh and her baby while another woman he had broken up with, Rebecca Shuttleworth, was standing trial at the same court for the murder of her own two-year-old son.
Details of his previous relationship with Shuttleworth, who was jailed for life in June for killing Keanu Williams, could not be reported by the media until today, when a court order was lifted by the judge.
Williams, a violent offender with a string of previous convictions, is thought to have killed Ms Walsh out of anger after she ended their relationship as he planned to propose to her.
Investigations into the double murder established that Williams made heartless comments on Facebook almost immediately after the murders.
In a post to his own Facebook account timed at 8.54pm on Friday May 31, Williams wrote: ‘Sometimes we just have to do things we shouldn’t.’
Ms Walsh, a social care graduate, is known to have been alive at 8.10pm on the same night and the prosecution submitted that she was dead by 8.54pm.
Inquiries by police also proved that Williams told another social media user he was in good spirits, and had then posted: ‘I am sorry it had to come to this,’ on Ms Walsh’s Facebook page.
Before his arrest at a flat in Henderson Court, Oldbury, West Midlands, on June 2, Williams also sent a text message to police, informing officers that he had killed his girlfriend, who was upstairs in a bedroom.
In the hours before he was apprehended, the killer was also captured on CCTV doing ‘high-fives’ with a friend in a fast-food outlet.
Friends of Williams also told police he had seemed fine after May 31 and was ‘joking, laughing and smiling’ as he played pool on a computer.
Last week, Williams admitted to killing his former partner and the baby by ‘strangling them in their beds’ just two days after the couple had broken up in Billesley, Birmingham, West Midlands, in June this year.
University graduate Yvonne, 25, and Williams had been in a relationship for several months – but it ended abruptly on May 31.
Two days later the mother and baby were found dead in their beds after West Midlands Police forced their way into the property.
Post-mortem examinations revealed the mother and son had died as a result of pressure being applied to their necks.
Williams admitted two counts of murder during an emotional hearing at Birmingham Crown Court last week.
Addressing Williams last week, Judge William Davis QC said: ‘Self-evidently, because of your pleas, the sentencing judge will be obliged to sentence you to prison for life and the minimum period will be a very substantial term.’
Both the victims died as a result of pressure to the neck, according to a post mortem examination after they were found at their home in Chells Grove on June 2.
He was arrested the same day, shortly after the discovery of their remains by police.
Judge Davis QC ordered Williams to be remanded in custody until his sentencing hearing.
Two hours before Williams appeared in court Yvonne’s sister Tracey Walsh took to Facebook to plead with him to admit the killings.
She wrote: ‘You’d think after six months this would get easier but still feels like the first day…plead guilty today you monster and let us get justice for our sister and nephew.’
Yvonne worked at a care home for vulnerable adults in Moseley, Birmingham, less than three miles from her home.
She had been seeing Williams for around two months after she split from Harrison’s biological father.
Culled from dailymail.co.uk