Conviction in Murder Trial for Rebecca Wade
Rebecca Wade prosecuted Wesley Streete in a three and a half week trial at Stafford Crown Court, led by Jacob Hallam QC, in one of the country’s first socially distanced murder trials before Mr Justice Baker.
Wesley Streete was trusted to walk his friend Keeley Bunker home in the early hours of 19th September 2019 after a night out in Birmingham City Centre. He raped and strangled her in Wigginton Park in Tamworth before concealing her body in a brook under a lattice work of branches.
As the last person having seen Keeley alive, he was questioned as to her whereabouts. He lied to her family and friends, and then lied to the Police. GPS data, CCTV evidence, scientific and pathological evidence proved his account to be lies, and ensured that convictions were secured against him.
Following his arrest other young women came forward and told the Police of sexual crimes committed against them. The pattern of behaviour showed Wesley Streete to be a sexual predator, and the jury convicted him of further rapes and sexual assaults against them.
He was sentenced to detention for life with a minimum term of 30 years.