'Evil' 16-year-old killer jailed
The mother of a schoolgirl who was bludgeoned to death by her ex-boyfriend has called for the return of the death penalty.
Sonia Oatley spoke out as the "evil" killer of her daughter Rebecca Aylward was told he will serve a minimum of 14 years before being eligible for parole.
Joshua Davies, 16, was found guilty of murdering his former schoolgirl sweetheart at the end of July.
Rebecca, 15, of Maesteg, near Bridgend, South Wales, was lured to a forest in nearby Aberkenfig by Davies in October last year.
Her mother launched an emotionally charged attack on Davies on Friday as she paid tribute to her daughter. She said: "The evil-doer Joshua Davies robbed us of watching our precious and perfect little 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."
Judge Mr Justice Lloyd Jones stripped Davies of his anonymity after the trial at Swansea Crown Court and allowed his identity to be publicly known.
In an interview with Sky News, Ms Oatley called Davies "the devil" and said her family had treated him like a son but he had betrayed them "in the worst possible way".
Rebecca's younger brother Jack said that Davies was "very like a big brother" but now he hates him for what he did. Rebecca's sister Jessica said she had seen antique guns and knives in Davies's bedroom, along with "weird" drawings featuring images of skulls.
Ms Oatley only heard details of what had happened to her daughter for the first time in court and said she hopes Davies will eventually explain fully what happened that day. She said: "I wish he would tell us exactly what happened that day in the woods, but I really don't think he is going to. We need to know."