Detectives investigating the murder of Kelly Mary Fauvrelle and her baby son, Riley, have charged a 25-year-old man.

Aaron McKenzie, 25, is charged with killing Kelly Mary Fauvrelle, 26, who was eight months pregnant when she was fatally stabbed at home in Raymead Avenue, Thornton Heath.

Mr McKenzie, of Peckham Park Road, Peckham, London, is also accused of the manslaughter of her son Riley, who was delivered by paramedics but died in hospital.

The whole country was shocked by the murder of heavily pregnant Kelly Mary Faurvrelle and the subsequent death of her baby Riley. 

Named by the happy mum on a birthday cake in April, a picture released by the police shows her holding a balloon that reads: “it’s a boy”, while holding a cake that says: “see you soon Riley!

Emergency services tried everything they possibly could to save Kelly’s life and when it was clear they were going to be unsuccessful they made the heart-wrenching decision to deliver son by caesarean section.

Neighbours reported seeing a doctor carrying the baby out of the house and into an ambulance.

The baby boy was only given a 50/50 chance of survival and also tragically died five days later. 

Worse still Kelly had previously survived a cervical cancer scare and had been told by doctors that she would be unable to have a baby.

Plea to leave family alone to grieve

The tight knit family were all looking forward to the birth of Riley. 

Kelly’s sister, her young nephew,  her mother two brothers and dog were in the house at the time of the attack.

The family were alerted just before 3:30am on Saturday June 30, by the sound of screams “which was clearly Kelly,”  said DCI Norman.

He added: ”Kelly’s sister was the first person to go into the room, by that point there was no-one else there.”

Riley’s father had been at the side of his son as he battled for life alongside Kelly Mary’s family during these terrible days . 

Detectives piece together murdered woman’s life

Croydon and Sutton Amal Branch secretary Angela Whitter paid tribute to Kelly Mary in a statement released by the Communications Union.

She said:  “She was absolutely over the moon when she became pregnant and was always smiling and happy at work.”

“Everyone at Croydon Delivery Office is totally devastated by this.”

Kelly was a keen motorbike enthusiast and had passed a test to become a bus driver.  She was often seen at The Pond shopping with her sister and mother.

The house is owned by property lettings company and was purchased in 2017.

Police have not yet found the murder weapon but have spent hours trawling through CCTV on cameras.

Her brother Stephan Simpson, posted: “Words can’t describe the pain we’re feeling. You couldn’t have been a better sister, and I thank you for always being there for me, helping whenever I needed it.”

Contact police on the dedicated incident room number of 020 8721 4005, or call 101 quoting CAD 1358/29 Jun. Alternatively, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.