Video of Lily Sullivan, an 18-year-old, who was murdered by a 31-year-old man was captured
During the video of Lily Sullivan was seen walking distant from the man but he kept luring her. At one point she was walking backwards and dodged him. But kept following her and extended his arm towards her. eventually, Lewis Haines lured her. Eventually, Lily’s body was found in Mill Pond, Pembroke, in the early hours of Friday, 17 December 2021.
During court Haines admitted to the killing of 18-year-old Lily Sullivan.
The pair met for the first time at the Out nightclub in Pembroke on the evening of 16 December last year. In the early hours of the next morning, they left the club and Haines shepherded Sullivan to an unlit secluded alley leading to the millpond. A friend of Sullivan shouted at Haines: “What are you doing? You’ve got a girlfriend … and she’s only 18.”
Anna Sullivan was speaking to her daughter, Lily Sullivan on the phone when the attack started. But the line went dead.
At about that time someone who lived nearby heard a woman scream. Anna Sullivan tried to call back 30 times but there was no reply.
Grainy CCTV footage of the alley showed Sullivan’s phone lighting up repeatedly as her mother tried to contact her.
Although Haines admitted to killing Lily Sullivan, he denied the motive as sexual rejection.
Judge Paul Thomas QC told Swansea Crown Court that Haines strangled Lily in frustration that she did not want to have sex with him.
He rejected Haines’ claim that he went into the water to save her.
There was no forensic evidence of sexual assault.
In his sentencing remarks he said Lily was “brutally murdered” by Haines. “You strangled her face to face. She was completely at your mercy.”
The judge stated, Haines will be in his 50’s before he could be considered for parole.