A killer has told how he stomped on the head of a man he called dad as he lay dying.

Shane Myles – who denies the murder – said he went to the Folkestone home of 66-year-old Paul Wakefield.

Paul Wakefield died in hospital after being stabbed at his home in Coolinge Lane, Folkestone. Picture: Facebook

His ex-lover Kayleigh Halliday, of Crown Road, Sittingbourne, confessed to the murder but Myles told the jury: “I still love her. I always wanted to take care of her.”

The 31-year-old father said he had been released from prison days earlier and had gone to see Mr Wakefield to apologize for stealing his television.

Myles claimed the victim kissed him on the cheek and he kissed her back as they drank vodka and cider before Halliday started dancing, accidentally knocking over a television.

The Maidstone Crown Court jury heard how Mr Wakefield then ordered her to leave Spencer House flat in Coolidge Lane.

Maidstone Crown Court.  Archival photo
Maidstone Crown Court. Archival photo

That’s when Myles’ ex-lover Halliday, 36, shouted “dirty nuncio” three times during January’s violent outburst.

But an angry Myles – whose son had been taken into care – said he did not believe the allegations but was taken by the moment.

He recounted how he saw Halliday pick up the jagged neck of the bottle, lift his victim’s shirt, and stab him in the stomach.

“I shouted, ‘No’ but she did. Then she said to me, ‘I think we killed him’. I was freaking out and then she said we should run away to Blackpool and I just wanted to get out.

“She told me to wait while she washed her hands with bleach. I then took Paul’s bank card which I am ashamed of and very ashamed of stamping his head.”

Maidstone Crown Court jury heard how Mr Wakefield ordered Halliday to vacate Spencer House flat in Coolidge Lane
Maidstone Crown Court jury heard how Mr Wakefield ordered Halliday to vacate Spencer House flat in Coolidge Lane

He added: “I was angry because of what she was doing, hurting Paul and hitting him and I got angry because I was thinking about my son.”

Myles was asked, “Did you ever think Paul did anything to your son?”

He replied, “No…never.”

The pair left 15 minutes later and drove to Folkestone station, walking along Audley Road where a passerby then found a wallet and phone belonging to the victim.

The two were then pictured laughing, kissing and holding hands as they drove to a friend’s house where they were later arrested nearby.

“I was angry because of what she was doing, hurting Paul and hitting him and I got angry because I was thinking about my son…”

He said that during the train journey he told his former lover that he would take responsibility for the assault.

Myles had met Mr Wakefield in Folkestone near a Lidl store after being introduced to him by Halliday.

“He was really good to us. He called me his son and Kayleigh his daughter. He was a good friend. He was funny.

“While I was in prison, he bought my son a stroller, things for the apartment, a coffee table and a sofa.

“I wondered why he was buying this stuff. I suspected she was having an affair with him. I don’t know if it was true.

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“I was reassured that nothing like this would happen,” he added.

Testifying with the support of an intermediary, Myles told the jury that he grew up alone and felt unwanted after his parents separated.

He added: “I was eventually expelled from school and introduced to cannabis, which I paid for with pocket money.

“I would take cannabis every day because I like the feeling it gives me…relaxed, relaxed.

“I started getting in trouble and ran away from my home in Maidstone and stayed in cars.”

“I would take cannabis every day because I like the feeling it gives me…relaxed, relaxed…”

He said he was estranged from his family and no family members appeared in court or visited him in prison while he was in pretrial detention.

“Eventually I got a job at a meat stall in Sheerness where they paid me in bacon.”

He told the jury how he met Halliday when he was 18 in Sheerness. She was in a relationship with another man at the time.

“I went to jail and when I got out she had a child. I wanted to make sure she was taken care of.”

Myles added that Halliday often drank cider every day and his behavior became erratic and confrontational.

Mr Wakefield was stabbed in his home Coolinge Lane, Folkestone.  Photo: Google Street View
Mr Wakefield was stabbed in his home Coolinge Lane, Folkestone. Photo: Google Street View

Between 2014 and 2015 the two began a relationship while he was living with his sister in Sheerness and they had a child in January 2016 – although he was not there for the birth as he was in prison.

He said he was then told the child had been taken into care and had started self-harming “about 100 times”.

Myles said Halliday “did not stay faithful” and the relationship ended when he was sent back to prison.

He said he was sometimes nicknamed the notorious gangsters of the 60s, the Kray twins.

Myles, of Rock Avenue, Gillingham, ended his chief testimony with a dramatic explosion in the dock – shouting: “No more. I don’t do this anymore.”

A member of the security staff asked him to calm down and he replied, “I’m calm” before accusing people of laughing.

Myles told Judge Philip Statman, “I’m going back to jail. I’m not coming back.”

He was then led into the cells after the public gallery was cleared. The matter was then adjourned.

Myles pleaded guilty to manslaughter but denied murder.

The trial continues.

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