The face of a brutal and sadistic teenager who raped and murdered a woman in her Leicester flat has been revealed.
The body of Leah Fray, 27, was found by firefighters responding to a blaze on Mere Road, Highfields in April.
Curtis Moyse, 18, was arrested for the murder after fingerprints found on a bottle of acetone led police to him. The substance was used as an accelerant to set fire to the flat and destroy vital evidence.
Police were able to identify Moyse through the fingerprints and place him at the crime scene. Officers were then able to identify him as someone seen on CCTV leaving the block of flats before emergency services arrived.
Moyse was arrested at his home address a few days later.
He appeared at Leicester Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday 6 November), where he pleaded guilty to murder. He had pleaded guilty previously to rape and arson.
Moyse was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder and ordered to serve a minimum of 20 years, 10 months before he will be considered for parole.
He was also given 12 years for rape and four years for arson. All three sentences will run at the same time.
Detective Chief Inspector Michelle Keen said: “This was a horrific and brutal murder of a young woman who had her whole life ahead of her.”
“By pleading guilty today, Moyse has at least accepted his actions. I hope Leah’s family can take some comfort from the fact they will not have to hear of her final moments in what would have been a difficult and emotional trial.
“My deepest condolences remain with them at this time.”