British teen jailed for life for murdering ex-girlfriend on a dare
A BRITISH schoolboy who murdered his ex-girlfriend after friends promised him a "free breakfast" if he carried out his threats to harm her was jailed yesterday for life.
Joshua Davies, 16, lured 15-year-old Rebecca Aylward to a wood near Bridgend, South Wales, and smashed her skull with a rock the size of a football, a court heard.
Rebecca, who had hoped that they would get back together and even bought new clothes for the meeting, was left face down in the rain, where her body remained until the next day.
Branding Davies as "devious, calculating and controlling," Justice Lloyd Jones said that he had expressed no remorse and would serve at least 14 years behind bars.
Rebecca's family said that Davies - who laughed throughout much of the trial - robbed them of watching their "precious and perfect girl flourish into a successful young woman."
"We will never forgive him for tearing our world apart so brutally, and I would welcome the return of capital punishment for the likes of Joshua Davies, who forfeited his human rights when he chose to take my daughter's life," Rebecca's mother, Sonia Oatley, said outside Swansea Crown Court.
Davies, who boasted to his friends of how easy it would be to kill Rebecca, was not taken seriously and was even offered a free breakfast if he went through with the murder.
Two days before the murder, he texted to say, "Don't say anything but you may just owe me a breakfast."
When his friends called him October 23 to ask whether he was with Rebecca as planned, he replied, "Define with," indicating that they might be together but that she was no longer alive.
Davies was found guilty by a jury at Swansea Crown Court in July, and Jones then ruled that the teenager should lose his right to anonymity and be publicly identified.
It bugs me that one day, im going to have to report on shit like this. ffs humanity. what the hell is wrong with you?!