Thomas Griffiths, 18, may finally explain why he stabbed his year-old ex-girlfriend to death in May last year as her grieving parents desperately plead for answers. Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox. The "evil" man who stabbed schoolgirl Ellie Gould to death may finally reveal why he killed her. Ellie's dad Matthew found her lying face down at the family's Wiltshire home in a pool of blood with a knife sticking out of her neck. She'd been stabbed 13 times. Griffiths confessed to the horrific crime and was jailed for 12 and a half years in November. But he's refused to say what prompted him to kill his ex-girlfriend.
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The family of a year-old girl brutally murdered by a fellow sixth-former the day after she ended their relationship have said the killer should never be released from prison. Griffiths, who was jailed for life, repeatedly stabbed Ellie with a kitchen knife at her family home in Calne, Wiltshire, and then tried to make it look as if she had killed herself. He also attempted to cover his tracks by cleaning up the scene and hiding the bloodstained cloths in a wood before sending messages to friends claiming that scratches on his face, which had been inflicted by Ellie as she tried to fight him off, were the result of self-harming because he was under pressure. She said that when suspicion fell on Griffiths her immediate reaction was that he would never hurt Ellie because he doted on her. It fills my thoughts when trying to sleep and hijacks my mind when trying to go about my day. Bristol crown court heard that Ellie and Griffiths began a relationship in January, but the girl, an excellent horserider who had ambitions of becoming a police officer in the mounted division, wanted to focus on her studies and felt the relationship was not right for her. She told friends on 2 May that they had split up.
Please refresh the page and retry. A schoolboy who murdered his former girlfriend after she ended their relationship has been jailed for life. The year-old, who pleaded guilty to murdering her at a previous hearing, has been given a minimum sentence of 12 years and six months. Griffiths had told the court he and Ellie began to revise but Mr Smith said no revision folders were left out when her body was later discovered. There are at least 13 wounds inflicted, with the knife focused mainly around the area of the left neck. The knife that was used to kill Ellie was one that was taken from the family kitchen. M r Smith said Griffiths had attempted to clean up the murder scene with cloths he later hid in a wood near his home. Blood-staining on an apron suggests Griffiths wiped the knife before placing it back in Ellie's neck. After the murder, Griffiths drove home and told a neighbour he had self-harmed, with deep scratches to his neck.
A teenager who murdered his girlfriend after she dumped him and tried to make her death look like suicide has been jailed for life. Thomas Griffiths, now 18, stabbed Ellie Gould to death at her Wiltshire home before returning to school. Her father discovered her body in a pool of blood on the kitchen floor at their family home in Calne. Bristol Crown Court heard that the pair had been in a relationship since January, but Ellie broke up with him the day before her death. There are at least 13 wounds inflicted, with the knife focused mainly around the area of the left neck. Mr Smith said Griffiths had attempted to clean up the murder scene with cloths he later hid in a wood near his home. At Griffiths drove home and told a neighbour he had self-harmed, with deep scratches to his neck that the court heard were most likely injuries inflicted by Ellie as she fought for her life. Sasha Wass QC said he was an exceptional student who had been made a prefect shortly before the murder, swam and played rugby competitively. DCI Taylor said Ellie had wanted to focus on her education and, as an avid horse rider, had been considering joining the mounted police.