A crane driver from Peckham in south London knifed his pregnant ex-girlfriend in her own bedroom and she sustained serious injuries.
The pregnant woman, Kelly Fauvrelle was attacked while she was sleeping by Aaron McKenzie, 26, stabbing her 21 times. Fauvrelle succumbed to death and their son, Riley was delivered by the caesarean section but also died in hospital four days later.
It was revealed in court that Mr McKenzie killed Fauvrelle, a 26-year-old Royal Mail worker, in a “vicious and cowardly” attack after their “toxic” affair came to an end.
The jury found Mr McKenzie guilty of the murder of his 33 weeks pregnant ex-girlfriend, manslaughter of Riley and possession of a knife. However, he denied responsibility for the murder and claimed that a man called Mike, to whom Fauvrelle owed money made the attack.
Fauvrelle’s relationship with McKenzie, with whom she shared an interest in motorbikes, had ended early last year, the court heard. As he pleaded with her, Mr McKenzie messaged his ex-girlfriend in February saying that he felt like he was “not needed, not wanted, unimportant and lost”.
Fauvrelle responded to this message saying that he needed professional help. She went on: “Until u get the fact I don’t want to be with you anymore … I will no longer speak or see you unless is about the baby”. This might have angered McKenzie
In the early hours of 29 June last year, an intruder broke into Faurvrelle`s family home in Thorton Heath, south London, through patio doors.
McKenzie made out to have nothing to do with the attack by going to the hospital where the medical staff were trying to save his son`s life, “posing as a victim”.
Claire Mays, from the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “This was a vicious and cowardly attack on a heavily pregnant woman, which was borne out of jealousy. Aaron McKenzie murdered his ex-girlfriend and in turn also killed their child, Riley.
“Just hours after carrying out the attack, McKenzie went for a driving lesson as if nothing had happened.
The court will pass judgement on McKenzie on the 17th of July.