Man Admits Double Murder Of Woman And Her Baby Son

Yvonne Walsh and her nine-month-old son Harry, who were found dead at their home
Yvonne Walsh and her nine-month-old son Harry, who were found dead at their home
West Midlands Police

A man has admitted to the double murder of a woman and her baby son at their home in the West Midlands.

Wesley Williams, 28, appearing at Birmingham Crown Court today, admitted killing 25-year-old Yvonne Williams and seven-month-old Harrison Walsh in Billesley, West Midlands, between May 31 and June 2.

He was remanded in custody for the case to be opened and sentencing next week on a date to be decided.

The 28-year-old, wearing a grey sweatshirt, spoke only to enter his guilty pleas to the two counts.

Judge William Davis QC told Williams he would be jailed for life and warned him to expect "a very substantial term" in prison, when sentenced next week.

Mr Davis also told Williams and members of the victims' families sitting in the public gallery that although pleas had been taken, the case could not be dealt with today because of another separate trial over which he was already presiding.

Addressing Williams, Judge Davis said: "Self-evidently, because of your pleas, the sentencing judge will be obliged to sentence you to prison for life and the minimum period will be a very substantial term."

Both Williams's victims died as a result of pressure to the neck, according to a post mortem examination after they were found at their home in Chells Grove on June 2.

He was arrested the same day, shortly after the discovery of their remains by police.

Earlier this year, the baby's father Ryan Watton spoke of his torment following the tragedy.