26/06/2013

Man Appears In Court Charged With Double Murder

A man has appeared before a district judge charged with murdering a woman and her baby.

Wesley John Williams, 28, was charged with the murders of Yvonne Walsh, 25, and her seven-month-old son Harrison.

Williams from Birmingham spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address.

Both victims were found at their house in Chells Grove on 2nd June. They died as a result of pressure to the neck.

Williams has been remanded in custody.

Hayley Firman, Head of the West Midlands CPS Public Protection Unit, said: "I have advised officers from West Midlands Police that there is sufficient evidence and that it is in the public interest to charge Wesley Williams with the murders of Yvonne Walsh and her seven month old son, Harrison Walsh.

"The decision was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.

"The defendant will appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 26 June 2013

"Wesley Williams now stands charged with a criminal offence and has the right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that nothing should be reported which could prejudice this trial."

(CD/JP)

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