Kelly Mary Fauvrelle's former partner 'accepts responsibility for killing'

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Aaron McKenzie, 25, appears in court accused of murder of heavily pregnant woman

Kelly Mary Fauvrelle was eight months pregnant when she died.
Kelly Mary Fauvrelle was eight months pregnant when she died. Photograph: Metropolitan police/EPA

The former partner of a heavily pregnant woman who was stabbed to death in her own home has accepted responsibility for her killing, a court has heard.

On Wednesday, Aaron McKenzie, 25, appeared at the Old Bailey charged with the murder of Kelly Mary Fauvrelle, 26, who was eight months pregnant.

He is also accused of the manslaughter of her baby, Riley ??? who was delivered at the scene but died in hospital four days later ??? and possession of an offensive weapon.

During the brief hearing, the court heard McKenzie accepted responsibility for killing Fauvrelle and psychiatric issues were being explored.

A plea hearing was set for 2 October, with a provisional trial start date of 2 December at the Old Bailey.

The defendant, of Peckham, south London, wore a black tracksuit in the dock and spoke only to confirm his age and British nationality.

Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC remanded him into custody.

Fauvrelle, a Royal Mail worker, was stabbed to death in the bedroom of her home in Thornton Heath, south London, on 29 June.

Her whole family, including her mother, two brothers, sister and her sister???s baby son, were all in the house.

They were alerted by the sound of Fauvrelle???s screams at about 3.30am.