A closely pregnant woman was stabbed to dying by her ex in a “vicious and cowardly” assault, a court docket has heard.
Kelly Fauvrelle was knifed 21 instances in her Croydon bed room. Her child boy Riley, who was delivered by caesarean, died 4 days later.
Aaron McKenzie, from Peckham, denies the homicide of Ms Fauvrelle and Riley’s manslaughter.
The Old Bailey heard the 26-year-old broke into his ex’s house as she slept on 29 June final 12 months.
Jurors had been informed he was “desperately jealous” that his ex was shifting on and had spent greater than an hour earlier than the assault studying her emails.
Royal Mail employee Ms Fauvrelle, 26, had informed Mr McKenzie’s mom that their relationship was “poisonous” however that she wouldn’t deny him entry to their child, the court docket heard.
She was 33 weeks pregnant when she was killed.
The court docket heard the couple’s relationship ended in early 2019, and in February that 12 months Mr McKenzie despatched his ex a message saying he felt “not wanted, not wished, unimportant and misplaced”.
Ms Fauvrelle informed him he wanted skilled assist, including: “I’ll now not converse or see you until is concerning the child”, Duncan Penny QC stated.
The prosecutor informed jurors: “The Crown’s case is that this was a vicious and deliberate killing – maybe in due course you’ll conclude the cowardly response of a person desperately jealous about the truth that the mom of his youngster but to be born had moved on and now wished little or no to do with him.”
He stated Ms Fauvrelle’s attacker broke into her household house in Thornton Heath, south London, by patio doorways at about 03:15.
“That intruder proceeded to launch a vicious and a cowardly assault upon her, inflicting a complete of 21 stab wounds with a knife,” he stated.
Afterwards, McKenzie went to the hospital the place medical employees had been attempting to save lots of the lifetime of his youngster, “posing as a sufferer”, Mr Penny stated.