Man who stabbed friend multiple times sentenced after admitting murder
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A man who stabbed his friend multiple times in an attack at his Syston home has been sentenced to life imprisonment after pleading guilty to murder.
Kaylon Wilson, 21, told police he had been thinking about causing harm to 24-year-old Connor Black following an incident the previous week.
When Connor asked to stay over at his home in St Columba Way on the evening of Saturday 27 February this year, Wilson carried out the attack, stabbing Connor multiple times including to the neck and chest.
Wilson then called another person and sent a message to them on social media stating what he had done and admitted the offence when officers arrived at the scene.
In August, at Leicester Crown Court, Wilson pleaded guilty to Connor’s murder. Today (Friday 1 October), at the same court, he was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 21 years and eight months imprisonment.
Police were called by East Midlands Ambulance Service at 11.06pm on 27 February following a report from a member of the public that a man had been stabbed in the Syston area.
Enquiries with the caller found that Wilson had sent them a message on social media stating he had stabbed someone.
This led officers to the property at St Columba Way where Wilson answered the door and admitted to officers he had stabbed Connor. Wilson had blood on his arms and hands. Connor was found upstairs inside the property and had suffered multiple stab wounds.
Wilson told police he had put Connor into a suitcase. Officers found Connor lying on the floor with his head and shoulders in a large black holdall bag.
Connor was taken to the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, by ambulance where he sadly died during the early hours of Sunday 28 February. He was found to have suffered 39 sharp force injuries in the attack.
Wilson was initially arrested at the scene of the incident on suspicion of attempted murder. Following the death of Connor, Wilson was re-arrested on suspicion of murder. While in custody, Wilson continually stated to officers that he had killed Connor.
A full investigation was carried out by the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) and Wilson was interviewed and later charged with Connor’s murder.
Detective Inspector Kenny Henry, who led the investigation, said: “This was an extremely traumatic case with very distressing circumstances.
“Wilson had known Connor and his family for a large part of his life and so the circumstances of this incident and the investigation have been extremely difficult and distressing for both the family of Connor and of Wilson. My thoughts are very much with them and I would like to thank them for their co-operation throughout as we worked to establish the full circumstances of this case.
“My thanks also go to responding officers to this incident and the investigating team who have worked professionally and sensitively throughout leading up to the court hearing.”
Following Wilson pleading guilty, the family of Connor Black paid tribute to Connor describing him as “a person who lived life to the full, a person who was so kind and caring and a person who touched the hearts of many”
When considering releasing any custody image, Leicestershire Police carries out a full assessment in relation to the impact the release of the image will have on those involved in the case. In this case, following the assessment, it has been agreed not to release the image of the defendant. This is due to concerns raised throughout the investigation regarding the offender seeking to be recognised for the crime which has been committed. As a force we are not prepared to support this.