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Teenager who battered girl to death with a rock to win a free breakfast faces just 14 years in jail

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Josh-Davies-16-murdered-RA TWISTED teenager who lured his 15-year-old girlfriend to an isolated woodland then smashed her skull in with a rock 'for a free breakfast', was told he will serve just 14 years in prison.

Josh Davies, 16, murdered Rebecca Aylward after a friend promised him a free breakfast if he killed her.

He was jailed for life but told he must 'serve 14 years in prison' – the seemingly lenient sentence adding a new layer of horror for Rebecca's mother Sonia.

Sonia, of Maesteg, near Bridgend in south Wales, called for the return of the death penalty, saying the killer had 'forfeited his human rights'.

She said: “The evil-doer Joshua Davies robbed us of watching our precious and perfect little girl flourish into a successful young woman.

“We will never forgive him for tearing our world apart so brutally and I would welcome the return of capital punishment for the likes of Joshua Davies, who forfeited his human rights when he chose to take my daughter's life.”

Davies was sentenced at Swansea Crown Court.

The court heard that a few weeks before the murder, a friend told Davies he would 'buy him breakfast' if he killed Rebecca.

Two days before he killed her, he texted the friend with the message: ‘Don’t say anything but you may just owe me a breakfast.’

Davies and Rebecca had a turbulent on-off relationship over the course of a year.

Passing sentence trial judge Justice Lloyd Jones called Davies 'devious, calculating and controlling'.

Peter Rouch QC, said Davies still did not acknowledge his guilt and claimed that his best friend was the real killer.

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