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MILES EVANS

 


Name:

Miles Evans

AKA:

 

D.O.B.

1969
Kill Total:

1

Kill date:

January 1997

Kill Place:

Warminster, Wiltshire

Status:

 

Occupation:

Soldier

Victim:

Zoe Evans

D.O.B.

1988

 


 

Court:

Bristol Crown Court

Judge:

Mr Justice Eady

Prosecution:

 

Defence:

William Clegg QC

 


 


 

 

 

FACTFILE

 

11th January 1997, 9 yea old Zoe Evans was tucked up in bed for the night by her mother Paula

 

Sometime during the night, Evans took the young girl from her bed, punched her and took her to the woods where he sexually assaulted her, shoving clothing into her mouth to stop her screaming. He then attempted a crude burial before returning home as if nothing had happened.

 

Days after the little girls disappearance Evans with the girls mother Paula Hamilton, made a tearful TV appeal asking for information on the missing girl.

 

February 1997, 9 yea old Zoe Evans naked body found in a badger sett near Battlesbury Hill, about half a mile from the family home.

 

A post-mortem examination showed that Zoe died from asphyxiation, her tee-shirt had been pushed into her mouth to stop her screaming. She had also been sexually assaulted.

 

1st April 1998, Evans sentenced to life imprisonment, with a recommended minimum term of 17 years.

 

 

10th July 2002, Evans lost his right to appeal.

The Court of Appeal ruled that: -  the conviction of Miles Evans, is "safe".

 

 

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