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New True-Crime Follows Schoolboy Who Murdered His Girlfriend Over Cooked Breakfast Bet

New True-Crime Follows Schoolboy Who Murdered His Girlfriend Over Cooked Breakfast Bet

A new true crime documentary will delve into the sick crime of schoolboy Joshua Davis, who bludgeoned his ex-girlfriend with a rock and planned two alternative ways to kill her.

Britain's Deadliest Kids, a six-part series on Quest Red, follows the crimes of some of the nation's youngest murder convicts.

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One episode follows Joshua Davis, the 15-year-old who murdered his ex-girlfriend Becca Aylward when he took her out to the woods on the pretence of reconciling their relationship.

Instead, Joshua took a rock to her head and brutally killed her. The murder had been part of a bet he'd made with friends to win a cooked breakfast if he went through with it.

Credit: South Wales Police
Credit: South Wales Police

Joshua has also planned two other ways to killed Rebecca: by pushing her into the river and drowning her, and poisoning her Ribena. The latter of which he had sourced deadly foxglove for.

Local journalist Bob Arthur explains: "He had several plans to see death come about. One was to invite her to take a stroll along the river bank. He knew that she couldn't swim. He would push her in and then jump into the river, apparently to save her, but use that as an opportunity to make sure that she drown."

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He continues: "He came up with a second plan. This one would involve poisoning her. He in fact researched the subject and decided upon foxglove and deadly nightshade. He actually got hold of the substances and mixed them together."

Credit: Rebecca Aylward
Credit: Rebecca Aylward

Forensic Psychologist Dr Keri Nixon said that Davies got enjoyment out of planning Becca's death. "He was getting enjoyment out of the actual planning, not just the murder itself, but how he was going to do it," she says in the documentary.

During the trials it became clear that Joshua had exhibited signs of control against Becca. The school girl's best friend, Irving Smith, said: "Josh would make up rumours about her. There was one where he told people that she was pregnant and then took her aside and said 'you're going to say, you are' when she wasn't. I always thought it was about control."

Flowers left at the scene of the crime where Becca was murdered. Credit: PA
Flowers left at the scene of the crime where Becca was murdered. Credit: PA

Worryingly, Dr Keri Nixon says these behaviours are quite common in teenage relationships. She said: "They haven't got the previous relationships to draw on; they don't know what's appropriate behaviour. They have a very skewed view of what a healthy relationship is."

In 2017, Joshua Davies finally confessed to killing Becca Aylward.

Britain's Deadliest Kids airs Saturdays at 10pm on Quest Red

Featured Image Credit: South Wales Police

Topics: Entertainment, Entertainment News, TV & Film

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance journalist working for Pretty 52. After graduating from the University of Sussex, Ciara worked as a writer at GLAMOUR Magazine and later as the Assistant Editor of Yahoo Style UK. Please contact her on ciarasheppard@hotmail.co.uk.

 

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