Evil killer caused partner's horrific internal injuries using broom handle
26.05.2023 - 13:45
A twisted killer murdered his girlfriend by using a broom handle to cause catastrophic internal injuries, before telling a 999 operator "I just woke up and my missus is dead".
Carl Silcox, 45, carried out the brutal attack on Adell Cowan, 43, at his home in Caerphilly on October 18, 2020. He inserted the broom handle into her anus, causing horrific injuries which resulted in her death.
The broom was later found at the scene with Ms Cowan's blood and excrement on it. A trace of the defendant's semen was also found, Wales Online reports.
After carrying out the murder, Silcox called emergency services from a phone box and said he discovered Ms Cowan lying in the bedroom "cold and dead", Cardiff Crown Court heard. As well as her internal injuries, the victim had also suffered injuries to her face.
The defendant, of Commercial Street, Aberbargoed, claimed Ms Cowan had been attacked by a gang of youths, but later changed his story and told police that she had been working as a prostitute and that a client was responsible for her injuries. On Friday, a jury dismissed Silcox's claims and he was found guilty of murder.
Opening the case, prosecutor Gordon Cole KC said: “In this case, the Crown say Carl Silcox unlawfully killed Adell Cowan.”
He explained that Ms Cowan suffered from alcohol addiction and lived a “chaotic lifestyle”. She was in a relationship with Silcox and was living with him in Dol Yr Eos, in Mornington Meadows at the time of her death.
At roughly 12.10am on October 18, 2020, Silcox called the 999 from a phone box and told the call handler: “I just woke up and my missus is dead. I am Carl Silcox, I have just come to the phonebox now, I have lost my mobile phone.”
The defendant could be heard crying down the phone, but