Housemate convicted of knife murder

|News, Violent crime

A man who attacked his housemate and members of her family has been convicted of murder and attempted murder at Mold CC today.

On 9 September last year Tyler Denton, 25, had been celebrating her friend’s birthday at her home in Rhyl. Later in the evening the group left for a short period but returned to the property. Redvers Bickley, 21, was already at the property and had been drinking. He accessed Tyler Denton's iPad and found the others had been sending messages about him earlier in the evening.

He attacked them with a lock knife inflicting fatal injuries to Tyler Denton and seriously injuring her sisters, Cody and Shannen. Tyler's father, Paul, stopped him and was also injured.

Andrew Warman of the CPS said: "Bickley initiated a vicious crime on unsuspecting victims, at a place where they should have been safe.

"He pursued them into the street and continued the assault until he was overpowered and detained.

"Bickley denied murdering Tyler and attempting to murder Cody, Shannen and Paul Denton claiming diminished responsibility but the case put forward by the CPS showed he was responsible for his actions.

"We hope that Cody, Shannen and Paul make a full recovery.  The family and friends of Tyler have our heartfelt sympathies for their loss."

Bickley will be sentenced in April.

Notes to editors

  • Andrew Warman is a Senior Crown Prosecutor in the CPS Cymru-Wales Crown Court team.
  • Bickley (DOB: 17/5/96) was convicted of murder and 3 x attempt murder.
  • Tyler Denton died on 10 September 2017 as a result of multiple stab wounds.
     

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