Stoke & Staffordshire

Kelvin Williams murder: Jason Bryn Mayer pleads guilty

Jason Bryn Mayer
Image caption Mayer will be sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court in November

A 42-year-old has pleaded guilty to the murder of a man found stabbed to death at his home in Stoke-on-Trent.

Jason Bryn Mayer, of no fixed address, had been arrested after Kelvin Williams was found in his home in Westbourne Drive in Tunstall in December.

Mr Williams, 58, described by police as a "vulnerable man", died at the scene of stab wounds.

Mayer appeared on Birmingham Crown Court on Tuesday. He will be sentenced there on 13 November.

Speaking after the hearing, Det Insp Glyn Pattinson, from Staffordshire Police, said he welcomed the guilty plea.

He said: "Mayer attended the home address of Mr Williams, who was a vulnerable man, and following an argument brutally killed him.

"Despite Mayer answering 'no comment' in each of his interviews, the evidence against him was overwhelming.

"Our thoughts remain with Mr Williams' family at this difficult time."

A statement from Mr Williams' family said: "Although this does not lessen our overwhelming sense of loss, we can take some comfort from the plea."

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