Monday, August 1, 2011

Josh Davies Playing at Murder: The 'breakfast bet' killer, 16, acts out strangling in chilling Facebook photo before battering ex-girlfriend to death

Schoolboy murderer Josh Davies acts out the strangling of a girl in a breaktime prank that was photographed and posted on his Facebook page.

The chilling picture is one of dozens of the 16-year-old still online today after the ‘breakfast bet killer’ was convicted of murdering ex-girlfriend Rebecca Aylward.

Another photo on his site shows the blond assassin smiling as he poses with the best friend he later accused in court of battering the 15-year-old to death with a rock.

Most of the photos, taken on school playing fields where Davies and Miss Aylward studied and the woods where her body was found, look like innocent, youthful fun.

But the mock strangling, which shows the killer faking a suffocation by pulling a jumper over another girl’s neck, fit the ‘murder obsessed’ image friends described at Swansea Crown Court.

The jury, which convicted Davies by a 10-2 verdict on Thursday, heard that he had talked about battering Miss Aylward to death.

Another boy joked that he would buy him breakfast the following morning if he did.

Davies bludgeoned Miss Davies to death and later wrote on Facebook: ‘Good day with my friends and a lovely breakfast’. It was followed by a smiley face. Read More