THE ultimate CCTV of a 16-year-old lady reveals her procuring along with her uncle earlier than he allegedly bludgeoned her to demise in a sexually-motivated homicide.
Louise Smith may be seen strolling side-by-side with Shane Mays, who’s accused of smashing her cranium in with a log earlier than burning her physique.
Louise Smith may be seen strolling along with her alleged assassin the night time earlier than she diedCredit score: Solent Information
The pair have been seen on CCTV shopping for boozeCredit score: Solent Information
Louise Smith, 16, was discovered lifeless 14 days after going lacking on Might 8Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
The pair have been seen on CCTV visiting a retailer at round 8pm on Might 7, Winchester Crown Court docket heard.
By 12.49pm the following day, Louise had vanished – her physique “burned and violated” with “breathtaking brutality” and dumped in woodland.
“Simply-led” Louise had been staying along with her aunt CJ and Mays, 30, within the two weeks main as much as her demise after rowing along with her mum.
The footage confirmed her shopping for booze with Mays within the Premier Retailer near their Havant house.
Louise enters Tesco alone the footageCredit score: Solent Information
That is the final footage of Louise earlier than she diedCredit score: Solent Information
Mays has admitted manslaughter however denies homicide
She then enters Tesco alone earlier than the each return to the one-bedroom flat simply after 8pm.
Prosecutor James Newton-Worth QC stated: “That is the final recognized CCTV footage of Louise.”
Jurors heard beforehand how on Might 8, Mays lured Louise to Havant Thicket after profiting from the lady’s “psychological fragility”.
Whereas there, he then allegedly smashed her cranium in with a log and later returned to “destroy” her physique.
She was found two weeks later “severely decomposed” along with her jaw bone utterly indifferent and her physique “burned and violated” with “breathtaking brutality”.
Timeline of Louise’s demise
Might 7 – Last CCTV photos confirmed Louise strolling with Mays from Tesco after getting ice
Might 8, morning – Louise sends a Snapchat from her telephone – the last-ever taken of the teenager
Might 8, 12pm – Cellphone proof confirmed she left house and headed in direction of Havant Thicket. CJ later tells a pal she was seen leaving with Mays at noon.
Might 8, 12.49pm – A ultimate textual content is distributed from Louise’s telephone
Might 8, 1pm – Louise’s telephone pings to a telephone mast in Havant Thicket
Might 8, 3pm – Louise’s boyfriend arrives on the Might home to fulfill her however she is not there. CJ ‘frantically’ calls her
Might 8, 4.07pm – Mays goes out to purchase pizza as CJ and Louise’s boyfriend search for her. He returns house at 5.02pm
Might 8, 6.32pm – CJ calls the police and stories Louise lacking
Might 8, onwards – Mays and CJ are visited by police over the following few days. Mays tells officers he would “lock Louise within the bed room if she returned” and asks if it was “alright to restrain her”.
Might 21, 11.45am – Louise’s physique is present in Havant Thicket
The court docket was advised Mays, who admits manslaughter however denies homicide, accepts attacking the teenager after a row.
Andrew Langdon QC, stated: “By his plea of manslaughter, Shane Mays accepts that on Might 8, having walked with Louise he attacked her.
“His case is that he did so due to an argument which resulted in him shedding management of his mood.
“He repeatedly punched her and he accepts that his assault on her brought about or contributed to her subsequent demise.
“He did not intend to kill her or to trigger actually severe harm. He didn’t set hearth to her.”
Jurors beforehand heard how “easily-led” Louise had been staying along with her aunt and Mays within the two weeks main as much as her demise after rowing along with her mum.
At first the trio “received on” and Louise wrote in texts to CJ how she needed to name the pair “mum and pa” and spoke of their “excellent household”.
However jurors have been advised the connection soured and Louise advised a pal Mays was “flirting along with her”.
A Snapchat video was additionally proven to jurors of Mays “tickling” Louise’s toes.
After her physique was discovered, Mays was charged with homicide and his spouse was freed on bail, it was stated.
He initially advised police he had walked with Louise to a skatepark in Emsworth, however later modified his model by admitting to inflicting her demise at Havant Thicket, it was stated.
Mays has an middleman with him within the dock to assist him perceive proceedings as he “suffers from studying disabilities”.
He denies one cost of homicide however admits manslaughter.
The trial continues.
Shane Mays, who’s married to Louise’s aunt CJ, has denied homicide however admitted manslaughter
Louise’s boyfriend stated she spent plenty of time on-lineCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Mays was filmed tickling Louise’s toes in a Snapchat video proven to jurorsCredit score: Solent Information
A household pal stated Louise was ‘charming’ and ‘pretty’