Teen boy Steven Miles from Edenbridge in Kent has been sent to jail for life, for the murder of 17-year-old Elizabeth Thomas, his lovely girlfriend.
Miles was found guilty over Thomas’ death by Guildford Crown Court, he admitted to murdering her and he was given a life sentence and told he must serve at least 25 years before being considered for release.
Earlier this year we heard of the gruesome killing when the body of Thomas was found dismembered, and was discovered at his family’s flat above a supermarket in Oxted, Surrey, by police. Miles was arrested at the scene in Amy Road, Oxted, Surrey, on January 24. on suspicion of murder and sectioned under Section 2 of the Mental Health Act.
He remained in custody and last month he admitted stabbing his 17-year-old girlfriend to death at his home when he appeared before a judge. Miles and Thomas were in a relationship but close friends of the teen couple said at the time, she had wanted to end it.
Miles and Elizabeth both studied politics at Oxted School and became involved in late 2013.
His parents, Emma and David, who moved to Oxted from Edenbridge in Kent five years ago, are said to run a gardening business.
Mrs Miles, 43, has suggested on a social networking site that her youngest son had mental health problems, and one friend of the family said Miles had recently been talked out of a suicide attempt.
Emma and David Miles, had referred him to his GP and mental health services after he began to self harm in April 2012.
Miles who killed Thomas in his room, had been diagnosed as having an autistic syndrome, told his family that a voice in his head named Ed told him to kill someone. He carried out the horrific crime by using tools from his father’s tree surgery business to cut up his girlfriend’s body before wrapping her dismembered limbs and placing them in bin bags.
During court it was said Miles has a fixation with horror movies and had wanted to copy the actions of Dexter. After he killed Thomas he told his sister “Ed made me do something bad.”
What he had done was, stabbed Elizabeth multiple times, Elizabeth suffered stab wounds to the heart and back, and a kitchen knife was found embedded in her skull. Shocking evidence revealed how Miles chopped off both her arms and part of her leg before putting the body parts in bin bags in his bedroom. He then tried to clean up the scene and hide what he had done
His family was fully aware of his mental condition and reports say even an ex-girlfriend told police how he had tried to strangle her and even described to her how he was going to kill someone!