GUILTY UK - Louise Smith, 16, Havant, Hampshire, 8 May 2020 *Arrest*

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    Good result, there couldn't possibly have been any doubt as to his guilt IMO. Hopefully he will off the streets for a very very long time.

    May Louise Rest In Peace.
     
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    I remember reading "IN" in the updates - I half thought it was a typo and it should be "ON".
    but then I read about the hole, and I thought it must be linked. I think he made the hole to pour the liquid in

    As for the sexual assault bit: the prosecution said there were signs the murder was sexually motivated, but I don't know whether they had other evidence apart from one particular injury... If they were able to find it. It wasn't mentioned in the updates. And then the papers just went with it!

    MOO
     
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    I was like this waiting for the Alesha MacPhail verdict,it was awful
     
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    I agree. I think the hole was to pour the liquid into. And the papers have just run with the suggestion of sexual assault - the bit about he feared he had made her pregnant when they have no real proof that he actually raped her
     
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    Thank you once again to @Legally Bland and @Harchmare for all your coverage of this trial. It is so much appreciated, being able to catch up quickly on here and brings all the reports together.
     
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    Rebbecca Cooper, Louise's mother, said in a statement:

    "We would like to thank everyone who contributed in finding justice for our beautiful daughter Louise.

    "No words can describe the loss we feel on a daily basis. She was our sunshine, and is truly missed by all that knew her.

    "I cannot put it into words, but the pain inside is unbelievable just knowing we will never see her again.

    "It has been a very hard few months, and the last four weeks have been traumatising to say the least.

    "I want to say thank you to Mr Newton-Price and his team for all the hard work you have done on this case, and thank you to the police for everything you have done for us as a family.

    "Please respect our wishes and let us finally grieve for our daughter."



    Louise's father, Bradley Smith, has released the following statement:

    "Louise was very much loved her whole young life. As a family, we wanted to give her happy times like taking her on holiday.

    "We all find it impossible to accept that we will never hear her voice or see her cheeky smile again.

    "Our chance to see her grow up has been ripped away from us.

    "As a father, I moved away to try and build a life for both of us. I’ll never get a chance to share that with her.

    "The loss of Louise has destroyed our family.

    "I want to thank the community of Leigh Park for supporting my family and the investigation into her killing.

    "Please respect our privacy, and allow us to grieve as a family."

    Man convicted of murdering 16-year-old Louise Smith from Leigh Park
     
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    Glad to hear it confirmed, not that I had any doubt that he was guilty, but you never know what may happen until the verdict is in. I hope he gets a decent sentence, it'll probably end in my usual irritation at our sentencing guidelines though, they never seem long enough to be a fair reflection of modern-day lifespans: no matter the sentence, at his age he'll be out while still young enough to be perfectly capable of something similar :(
     
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    Gah, that one was awful, especially as an islander (though a different one).

    Unsurprised at the verdict, since it seemed the only possible one, but glad to see Mays away for life or a long while at least, and deeply sad for Louise's family and friends, who must miss her terribly.

    And thanks to all who have tirelessly posted updates over the past weeks in order for the rest of us to scroll smoothly (if sometimes faintheartedly) through the trial as it happened.
     
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    I've had the busiest day with the kids today so only now catching up! Not surprised at Guilty as that is what he deserved! I am slightly suprised at how quick it was. So glad justice was done. Louise can now rest in peace.

    Many thanks again to the updates team!
     
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    I have followed this closely, but not commented. I’m pleased at the verdict and hope that Louise’s family can now start to heal. Thanks everyone for your reporting. It has been excellent and very much appreciated.
     
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    Sentencing - sounds like he's on CVP today


    The Crown Court
    at Winchester

    Daily Courtroom List for Wednesday 09 December 2020
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    COUNSEL TO ATTEND COURT UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED OTHERWISE



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    defendant to be produced
     
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    21 minutes ago
    Learning review to take place
    Hampshire County Council confirmed a learning review will be carried out following Louise's death.

    As reported, the teenager had a social worker who she spoke with the day before she was murdered by Mays.

    The county council statement said: ‘We do not provide details about individual cases.

    ‘All of the evidence heard in court will be considered alongside all other relevant information from the council and other agencies by the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership in its learning review.’

    Live updates as Shane Mays is sentenced for murdering teenager Louise Smith
     
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    10:04EMMA PENGELLY
    Good morning
    The sentencing of Shane Mays, the 30-year-old man found guilty of murdering the teenager Louise Smith, is due to take place today (December 9).

    After around two hours of deliberations yesterday (December 8), the jury returned a unanimous verdict of guilty.

    Mays had already pleaded guilty to manslaughter, but was charged with murder.

    We will be providing live updates from today's proceedings in this blog.

    Shane Mays to be sentenced for murdering Louise Smith - live
     
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    9 minutes ago
    Mays in the dock - court begins
    Mays is in the dock now. Prosecutor James Newton-Price QC, and defence counsel Andrew Langdon QC are in court along with the judge, Mrs Justice Juliet May.

    2 minutes ago
    ‘Pure evil’
    Statement from Louise’s mother Rebbecca Cooper says: 'You have taken away a part of my heart away which will never be replaced.

    ‘You killed my daughter Louise in such a traumatic way but then did what you did afterwards is beyond words - you are a monster - what gave you the right to do that?’

    She adds: ‘You came to my house the day you killed her, looked me in the eyes with no remorse when you knew what you had done was pure evil.’

    Live updates as Shane Mays is sentenced for murdering teenager Louise Smith
     
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