Ex-boyfriend, 25, accepts responsibility for killing pregnant woman, 26, whose baby also died

THE ex-partner of a heavily pregnant woman who was stabbed to death in her own home has accepted responsibility for her killing, a court heard today.

Aaron McKenzie, 25, appeared at the Old Bailey charged with the murder of Kelly Mary Fauvrelle, 26, who was eight months pregnant.

He is also accused of the manslaughter of her baby, Riley – who was delivered at the scene but died in hospital four days later – and possession of an offensive weapon.

During the brief hearing, the court heard McKenzie accepted responsibility for killing Ms Fauvrelle and psychiatric issues were being explored.

A plea hearing was set for October 2 with a provisional trial start date of December 2 at the Old Bailey.

The defendant, of Peckham, South London, wore a black tracksuit in the dock and spoke only to confirm his age and British nationality.

Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC remanded him into custody.

Royal Mail worker Ms Fauvrelle was stabbed to death in the bedroom of her home in Thornton Heath, South London, on June 29.

Her whole family, including her mother, two brothers, sister and her sister's baby son, were all in the house.

They were alerted by the sound of Ms Fauvrelle's screams at about 3.30am.

Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC said: “In terms of responsibility for the killing, there is no dispute.

“It is accepted that the defendant takes responsibility for the death of Kelly-Mary Fauvrelle and possible psychiatric issues are being explored by the defence.”

McKenzie has not yet entered pleas to any of the charges.

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