A teenage killer was filmed staring at his bloodied hands in chilling CCTV footage after he brutally raped and stabbed a football coach to death.
Megan Newton, 18, gave Joseph Trevor, 19, a spot to sleep as an ‘act of kindness’ on April 20 final yr, after he informed her he was too drunk and excessive on medication to go dwelling to his mother and father.
But as soon as inside Megan’s bedsit in Stoke-on-Trent, Trevor forcibly raped Megan earlier than throttling her unconscious and stabbing her within the neck and again 9 instances.
Trevor, a semi-professional footballer who knew Megan from college, was jailed for 21 years after admitting two counts of rape and homicide in court docket yesterday.
Earlier footage exhibits the ultimate moments of Megan’s life as Trevor follows her contained in the flat at 3.45am.
Trevor is then filmed leaving her flat at 5.53am earlier than throwing away Megan’s entrance door key in a car park.
Megan’s bare and battered physique was found by shocked workers at the supported housing advanced.
Trevor had been ingesting in addition to taking ketamine, and presumably cocaine, when police picked him up in Newcastle-under-Lyme city centre earlier within the evening.
Officers took him to the police station and confiscated a bag of ketamine earlier than releasing him, telling him he would want to return at a later stage.
That’s when Megan met him by likelihood at a taxi rank and provided for him to keep the evening at her bedsit flat.
Prosecutor Adrian Keeling QC stated there had been ‘no sense of offering him anything sexual at all’ once they returned to her flat at round 4am.
Mr Keeling stated: ‘This defendant raped after which murdered Megan Newton within the early hours of April 20 final yr at her flat.
‘She had invited him again there as an act of kindness as a result of he had obtained so drunk from drink and medicines that he couldn’t face going dwelling to his mother and father.
‘He raped her vaginally and anally, strangled her after which stabbed her within the again eight instances.
‘He then left her naked and splayed on the bed.’
Trevor broke down in tears within the dock as he pleaded responsible to the costs.
Megan’s household beforehand informed of their heartbreak.
In a press release, they stated: ‘Our hearts are damaged. Meg was a phenomenal younger lady who had every little thing to stay for.
‘She was within the prime of life, so valuable and loving. We adored her.
‘She was into sport in an enormous approach. She cherished taking part in football and used to quit her weekends to work as an assistant coach for the beneath 7s.
‘She cherished working with youngsters and was learning sports activities at school in addition to holding three jobs down at the identical time.
‘Meg had plans for the longer term – she was so impartial and knew what she needed to do with her life.
‘We have been all behind her each step of the best way and would have accomplished something for her.
‘She was a younger lady within the prime of life, so valuable and loving and such an enormous a part of our lives.
‘Family meant everything to Meg and we’re all battling what’s occurred. It simply doesn’t really feel actual.’