Boyfriend ‘panicked’ after finding stabbed Llanelli mum

Katrina Evemy and a view of Graig AvenueImage copyright Family picture / Google

A man accused of murdering his girlfriend has told a jury he desperately fought to stop her bleeding after finding her injured at her home.

Katrina Evemy, 19, died in hospital six days after the attack in Craig Avenue, Llanelli, on 13 April.

Dylan Harries, her on-off boyfriend, denies murdering Miss Evemy in front of her 22-month-old daughter.

Swansea Crown Court heard she suffered multiple stab wounds to her head, neck and body.

Giving his defence, the 22-year-old told the court their relationship was “fine” but they were “bickering quite a lot”.

He said he loved her and that he was planning to propose.

On the morning of Miss Evemy’s death, he said he had a text conversation with her after they had fallen out the night before while out in Llanelli.

Miss Evemy, believing the relationship was over that night, kissed another man leaving Mr Harries feeling “betrayed”.

But the defendant told the court they were back together.

‘Horrendous’

The man she kissed called her several times, and Mr Harries used his work mobile phone to contact the man pretending to be the victim to find out if anything else happened.

He said he spoke to Miss Evemy on the phone that afternoon but the call ended abruptly.

He decided to get dressed and walk from his house in Panteg to her house.

“The door was only ajar slightly. When I pushed it open, I saw blood everywhere, and I immediately rushed to her aid,” he said.

“It was horrendous, she was covered in blood.”

He told the court how he ran to her and kicked her phone before picking it up and putting it in his pocket.

“At no time did you phone 999. Why not?” asked Christopher Clee QC, defending.

“I ran to Katrina and was putting tea towels on her to stem the flow of blood,” replied Mr Harries.

“I should have phoned 999, it would have been easier, but I panicked and my first thought was to give her first aid.”

Mr Harries said he could not remember biting her, but that he must have because “the bite mark matches my teeth”.

Asked if he had attacked Miss Evemy with a knife at her home Mr Harries replied: “No, I did not.”

The case continues.

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