A heartbroken British mother said she will never forgive the family of her teenage daughter’s killer after they pretended she did wrong.
Joseph Trevor, then 19, stabbed 18-year-old Megan Newton nine times in the back and brutally raped her after she kindly offered him a place to sleep.
He was then caught on CCTV fleeing her flat in England’s Newcastle-under-Lyme while looking at his bloodied hands. The sun reports.
But just hours before the grisly murder in April 2019, Trevor, who knew Megan from school, had been cleared to go free after being detained for drug possession.
Megan’s mother Sarah Newton has now revealed how she cannot forgive Trevor’s family, including his police officer father.
He worked for Staffordshire Police but was cleared of any wrongdoing.
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Speaking from her home in Stoke-On-Trent, England, Sarah shared The sun online how she got a “stony” look in court like she was the one who “did something wrong”.
On the night Megan was killed, drug-addicted Trevor, who had taken ketamine and possibly cocaine, was seen hiding a bag of white powder in his pants and the police were called.
The semi-pro footballer was then taken to the police station where he was searched before being allowed back onto the streets to continue his night out with friends.
Unknowingly at the time, Megan invited Trevor back to her flat as an “act of kindness” because he was too scared to face his police parents.
Chilling CCTV footage showed the pair smiling as they arrived at Megan’s flat before Trevor unleashed his gruesome attack.
The raped monster terrified Megan before stabbing her nine times in the back.
He then left her to die on her bloodied bed as he fled the house and threw her keys in an attempt to cover his tracks.
“When I think about him, I think about the fact that he took her life and that just crucifies me,” said Sarah.
“She must have been so scared in the last 30 minutes of her life.
“I think he killed her because he wanted sex and she said no. He didn’t want to accept it as an answer and then there was no stopping it.”
After killing Megan, Trevor was found by police sitting on a bridge, prompting concern for his well-being.
He was eventually arrested after Megan’s mutilated body was discovered by a neighbor.
Trevor also confessed to friends that he had “done something bad”.
It later transpired that he had been accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl – which led to school friends giving him the grim nickname “Rolf Harris” – but the case was never prosecuted.
‘Destroyed me completely’
“He was the son of two cops, but he had a dark side that came out. I remember Megan saying he was the odd one out. They only talked because they both liked football,” said Sarah.
Her classmates always thought he was a bit weird. They nicknamed him Rolf Harris.
“He would be laughing and joking one minute and the next minute he would freak out.
“Megan was street-smart, but she had a heart of gold.
“She knew life wasn’t always easy and she wanted to help people
who were in need. And he took advantage of that.
“I never mention his name and I try not to think about him.”
Sarah, who recently appeared in a UK Crime documentary What the killer did nexttold of her anger when Trevor pleaded guilty to murder.
She said he expressed “sorry” to her as he was taken to the cells as if he had just spilled a drink on the grieving mother or accidentally hit her.
The mother added: “I had never felt so angry in my life. I wanted to jump on him.
“It made my blood boil. It completely destroyed me.”
In February 2020, Trevor was sentenced to 21 years and 65 days after admitting murder and two counts of rape.
This means the killer could be back on the streets by the time he turns 40.
“He’ll be 40 when he’s eligible for parole, but I don’t think he’ll ever change,” Sarah said.
“It wouldn’t be safe to release him — he could just freak out again.
“It wasn’t booze and drugs that led him to kill Megan. It belonged to him
personality – there is something in him that is bad.
This article originally appeared in The Sun and is reprinted with permission