The offer of a free breakfast was too much for a teenager to resist - which is why he battered his ex-girlfriend to death.

Sixteen-year-old Joshua Davies has been found guilty after murdering Rebecca Aylward, 15, in October 2010.

Swansea Crown Court was told that Davies, from Aberkenfig in Wales, lured the girl to a secluded spot where he killed her to win a bet over a free breakfast, Britain's Daily Mail has reported.

Joshua Davies

"Rebecca and her mother Sonia had both been delighted when Davies, an academically gifted boy from a churchgoing family, arranged to meet her again," it reported.

"When her daughter failed to come home, Mrs Aylward's reaction was to tell her sister not to worry adding: 'She's safe, she's with Josh.'

"By that time Rebecca had been bludgeoned with a rock the size of a rugby ball - and Davies was trying to cover his tracks on Facebook."

The Mail said the "chilling case" had highlighted how Davies used the internet, text messages and "an array of social networking sites to plot her death".

"A few weeks before the murder, one of his friends had joked that he would 'buy him breakfast' if he carried out his threat," The Mail said.

"Two days before he killed Rebecca, Davies told him: 'You may have to buy me a breakfast.'"

Rebecca Aylward

Rebecca had been dumped by Davies after a three-month romance and messaged friends on Facebook: "Better to have loved and lost than to be stuck with a psycho for the rest of your life."

The court was told Davies left Rebecca's battered body in the forest after luring her there.

"He then took a friend … to the scene to show him her body," The Mail reported.

"Davies told him: 'Do you know how hard it is to break someone's neck? She was facing away from me and I thought, 'This is it, I'm going to go for it'.

"He then updated his Facebook page saying he was at home at the time of the murder, and after Rebecca had been reported missing even expressed his own fears for her welfare.

"Davies made plans to return to the forest near his home on the night of the murder to bury Rebecca's body and even attempted to pin the blame on the friend he led to the scene, using it as his defence during the trial.

"Police were alerted to the killing after one of Davies's friends told his parents and led officers to the body."

The West Australian

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