Victim of a “cannibal” killer Cerys Yemm was found covered in blood after the horrific attack
He met Cerys Yemm, 22, two weeks before he killed her in a drug-fuelled frenzy in November 2014, the inquest heard.
At the inquest the medical examiner revealed 89 separate injuries on shop worker’s body including wounds on face which severed arteries.
sources close to the investigation said Cerys Yemm was killed by Williams [photo], after he binged on drink and drugs
On Wednesday, Medical Examiner Richard Jones testified that he conducted the post-mortem on Yemm and found 24 separate “areas” of injury which included “at least” 89 separate injuries that he could count.
“The injuries were either blunt force bruises or grazes or they were sharp force, which is essentially cutting, or a mixture of the two, and then there were three or four injuries which were a special sort of injury, which is a bite mark,” Jones said.
According to Jones, the victim suffered injuries to the eyes, including the removal of the left eye, nose, ears and mouth, with the injuries to the mouth being the most severe.
According to the ME, the injuries to the mouth resulted in both of the facial arteries being severed, which would have caused rapid loss of blood and consciousness.
A puncture of the left jugular vein would have contributed to the blood loss, he added.
He ruled the cause of death to be sharp force trauma to the head and neck, causing external and internal blood loss.
X-rayed of the body in search of metal fragments such as the tip of a knife, did not yield any evidence that a screwdriver had been used in the attack, as was reported to police by the hotel owner, Mandy Miles.
Mathew Williams who suffered from drug-induced schizophrenia killed reportedly Cerys Yemm [photo], two weeks after he was released from prison without adequate supervision or medication
Forensics investigators examine the room where Williams savagely attacked Cerys Yemm in November 2014
Roused by the banging, hotel owner Mandy Miles allegedly, found a bloodbath when she unlocked the door and saw drug-crazed Williams brutalizing Yemm in his room
Hotel owner, Mandy Miles had testified earlier at the inquest that Williams appeared to be chewing on his victim’s face. However ‘forensic evidence’ at the inquest has cast doubts on claims of he was not performing an act of cannibalism, according to the defense.
Under cross examination by Alison Hewitt, attorney for the coroner office, the ME could not confirm the claims of cannibalism by the killer.
Jones admitted that no parts of the victim’s body were missing and said he had “no evidence” of her body parts being eaten.
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