Double killer jailed for minimum of 29 years

A killer who strangled his ex-partner and her baby son before using text messages and Facebook to announce what he had done has been jailed for life with a minimum of 29 years.

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Wesley Williams admitted the double murder of his ex-partner and her baby son after strangling them both in their beds

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 at their home in Billesley, Birmingham on June 2.

Jailing Williams for life at Birmingham Crown Court this afternoon, Mr Justice MacDuff described the 29-year-old cannabis user as being 'clearly evil and dangerous beyond measure'.

Yvonne Walsh with baby Harry
Yvonne Walsh with baby Harry

Williams, who was arrested at an address in Oldbury, admitted two counts of murder.

Yvonne, a care home manager, and baby Harry, both died from pressure to the neck. Yvonne worked at a care home for vulnerable adults in Moseley, Birmingham, less than three miles from her home in Chells Grove, Billesley.

She had been seeing Williams for around two months after she split from Harry’s biological father.

Tragically, she described Williams as ‘everything I want in a man’ just weeks before he killed her.