This is the hair-raising moment when a tormented ex-boyfriend took to the streets before sneaking into his pregnant ex-lover’s house and stabbing her to death – killing their unborn child as well.
Aaron McKenzie, 26, crawled into Kelly Mary Fauvrelle’s bedroom in Thornton Heath, South London in the early hours of June 29 last year and stabbed her 21 times after finding an online receipt for a gift she gave her new partner had bought.
He is now confronted with life behind bars for the horrific murder.
The expectant mother, 26, died on the spot and her son Riley gave birth on the spot through an emergency C-section – seven weeks before the due date.
The newborn, whose father was McKenzie, died after four days on a hospital ventilator.
After the attack, McKenzie was given a driving lesson and pretended to be devastated by the death of Mrs. Fauvrelle.
Kelly Mary Fauvrelle was pregnant at the time of the attack. Her infant son Riley was delivered to the scene through an emergency C-section – seven weeks before the due date – but died after four days on a hospital ventilator
CCTV image released by Aaron McKenzie’s Crown Prosecution Service on the way to kill Royal Mail worker Kelly Mary Fauvrelle
Ms. Fauvrelle’s family, who had slept in the house during the attack, wept at Old Bailey when the chairman of the jury made guilty sentences after only two hours of deliberation.
Her mother, sister and brothers had to hear details of her terrible last moments and told the court how they tried everything to save her.
Jilted Aaron McKenzie faces life after he murders his ex-girlfriend
When McKenzie was released from the dock, a man called out, “How are you feeling, you bad coward?” from the public gallery.
Other members in the courtroom applauded briefly while another man shouted “it was your baby.”
Judges were told that McKenzie had used his intimate knowledge of the house to sneak in through her patio door, which she kept ajar at night.
CCTV captured him stalking the dark streets before disappearing into the house.
11 minutes and 20 seconds later, he reappeared and shot into the distance along the same street.
At the trial, McKenzie invented a murderer named “Mike” in an attempt to defeat the charges after initially confessing to the police.
McKenzie told the court that he even got a confession from him.
Duncan Penny prosecuted, told the jury that this was incredulous.
Mr. Penny said, “The killer is about to disappear to go left and do what is being done. Then we see the same man running down the road. All this happens in 11 minutes and 20 seconds.
“This guy” Mike, “who the suspect said had ended up in the house, went to the bedroom the same way the suspect was used to and committed the murder.
“Well, this Mike must have had a knife, a backpack (s) and a gun that was not actually used in this murder.”
McKenzie said Ms. Faurelle was indebted to “Mike” and that he killed her in revenge.
However, jurors rejected this report and the false confession McKenzie claimed to have obtained.
“A real habit among murderers is to tell someone else they committed murder,” Penny continued.
Kelly Fauvrelle, a heavily pregnant young woman, was lying in the middle of the night in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 29, 2019 in a family home on Thornton Heath in South London.
In her womb, she was carrying a little boy, who would later be called Riley during his very short life. She was 33 weeks pregnant.
But when she went to bed on the night of Friday, June 28, 2019, she had retreated to her bedroom while around her, under the same roof, other members of her family slept in the various other bedrooms of the house.
Kelly’s bedroom was on the ground floor at the back of the house on Raymead Avenue, Thornton Heath.
But around 3.15am that morning, an intruder broke into her bedroom through the back doors that were part of the back wall of her room to the backyard.
After he horribly murdered his pregnant ex-partner, McKenzie continued with his driving lesson
McKenzie, 26, (pictured during a court sketch) crept into Kelly Mary Fauvrelle’s bedroom in the early hours of June 29 last year and stabbed her 21 times after finding an online receipt for a gift she gave her new partner had bought
That intruder then launched a vicious and cowardly attack on her, taking a total of 21 stab wounds with a knife.
In addition, the intruder not only murdered Kelly Fauvrelle, but by attacking Kelly he killed Riley, the unborn child she was carrying. The intruder was this defendant, Aaron McKenzie.
“The intruder was not only their killer, but was in fact both Miss Fauvrelle’s former partner and the father of Riley, the unborn child.
“The case of the Crown is that this was a cruel and deliberate murder – you may conclude in due course the cowardly reaction of a man who was desperately jealous of the fact that the mother of his still-born child had left and is now eager to wanted little to do with him.
“While the defendant’s motivation may remain unclear at the end of this trial, what he did that night and what he intended to do in the attack is certainly not.”
Mrs. Fauvrelle, 26, was in a relationship with McKenzie but left him in February last year, the Old Bailey heard.
McKenzie, from South London, denied murder, manslaughter and possession of an offensive weapon.
Claire Mays of the CPS said, “This was a cruel and cowardly attack on a heavily pregnant woman, born of jealousy. Aaron McKenzie killed his ex-girlfriend and in turn murdered their child Riley.
“Just hours after the attack, McKenzie started driving as if nothing had happened.
Evidence of the prosecution included a confession McKenzie had made to police officers who took responsibility for the murders before deciding to change his story and his actions due to his learning disabilities and depression.
“Choosing to bring this tragic case to justice, McKenzie took his victim’s family through the grief and ordeal of listening to all his lies and the damning evidence against someone who was once part of their family.”
He was convicted of murder and will be sentenced on July 17.