Stoke On Trent man admits murder

A man has pleaded guilty to the murder of a 58-year-old man in Stoke-on-Trent

Kelvin Williams was found dead at his home in Westbourne Drive, Tunstall, on Monday 19 December 2011. 

A subsequent post-mortem examination by a Home Office pathologist confirmed that Mr Williams had died from multiple stab and incised wounds.

Jason Bryn Mayer, aged 42, pleaded guilty at a hearing at Birmingham Crown Court today, Tuesday. 

He will be sentenced at the same court on November 13. 

Mayer, from Stoke-on-Trent but of no fixed address, visited Mr Williams, who he knew, on the evening of Saturday 17 December. 

An altercation took place which resulted in his death. 

Officers discovered his body on the kitchen floor two days later.

Detective Inspector Glyn Pattinson, from the force’s Major Investigation Department, said: "Today’s guilty plea is to be welcomed and is the result of a very detailed investigation.  

"Mayer attended the home address of Mr Williams, who was a vulnerable man, and following an argument brutally killed him.  

"Despite Mayer answering ‘no comment’ in each of his interviews the evidence against him was overwhelming.  

"Our thoughts remain with Mr Williams’ family at this difficult time.”

The family of Kelvin Williams have released a statement:

Our family would like to thank everyone involved with bringing justice for Kelvin and we are pleased with today’s guilty plea. As you can appreciate this has been a very difficult time for us and although this does not bring Kelvin back or in any way lessen our overwhelming sense of loss, we can take some comfort from this plea.
We are left with our memories of Kelvin and now hope to start the difficult task of trying to get on with our lives. We politely request that the family be left alone to grieve together.

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