Every third day, in our #EveryThreeDays campaign, I write about a woman killed by a man. Previously in this campaign, which started on the 2nd of May 2021, we have remembered 53 women, the last being Alyson Watt, a Barnardo’s charity worker.
Today we remember Katrina Evemy, who was just nineteen years of age and a mother of a 22-month-old daughter. They lived in the market town of Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, situated around ten miles northwest of Swansea in South Wales.
Katrina had formed an “off-on” relationship with Dylan Harries, but after a night out, they had an argument that resulted in Harries attacking Katrina, causing her to die six days later in hospital of multiple injuries, including numerous stab wounds.
Harries denied the murder, but the Police were able to reconstruct Harries movements and even went as far as instructing a forensic odontologist to look at a bite mark on Katrina’s arm as well as a cast of Dylan Harries’ teeth. He was confident that Harries had made the bite mark.
Harries was found guilty of murder at Swansea Crown Court in October 2017 – four years ago and was sentenced to 27 years in prison in what the Judge, Mrs Justice Whipple, described as a “merciless” killing.
During the trial, Katrina’s mum made an emotional statement with the BBC saying this:
In a victim impact statement read out to the court at the sentencing on Monday, Miss Evemy’s mother Amanda Simon described rushing to Swansea’s Morriston Hospital to be told her daughter was in theatre.
The statement said: “When Katrina was brought out of theatre she was unrecognisable. It was like a horror film that the family were stuck in and could not get out of.”
She said her granddaughter [Miss Evemy’s daughter] had many sleepless nights following the attack and would “cry and cry”.
Ms Simon added: “She would not acknowledge her own mother by name when she was shown photographs.
“Every time someone mentioned her mother by name, she would scream ‘no’.”
Authored by Steph @PlaceSteph