Taye Francis Wiki – Taye Francis Biography
Taye Francis is a personal trainer who murdered his lover as he battled the effects of years of steroid abuse is facing a life sentence.
Francis was in a ‘roid rage’ when he stabbed Khloemae Loy, 23, in the neck in a hotel room near the O2 in Greenwich, London, the Old Bailey heard.
He is 40 years old.
Stabbed His Girlfriend
Francis stabbed Khloemae Loy in the neck last year and had a history of abusing his partners.
Ms. Loy had met Francis when she was 18 years old and was working in a pub while studying at Croydon College in around 2016.
Her family disapproved of the relationship.
In February 2017, Francis attacked Ms. Loy and threw her into a wheelie bin.
For this, he was convicted of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, resulting in a prison sentence and a restraining order preventing him from contacting Ms. Loy.
But, by December 2019, they had resumed their relationship and were living together.
Francis was also jailed for six years and put on the sex offenders register for life in 2002 about raping a former partner in a train toilet.
His fears and paranoia about neighbors finding out about this conviction led to him and Ms. Loy moving or constantly trying to move.
In the weeks before Ms. Loy’s death, the couple had moved at least four times before ending up in the Holiday Inn in Greenwich.
Police were alerted to the attack on Ms. Loy just before 10 am when Francis called 999, telling the operator, “quick, my girlfriend’s dying – I’ve stabbed her in the neck”.
When police arrived, he had barricaded the room with a sofa bed and smashed and climbed out of the window on the hotel’s fifth floor.
He was caught by police officers who found him sitting on a ledge just above the hotel reception.
Ms. Loy was declared dead at the scene.
The prosecution presented strong witness testimony from toxicology experts and history of evidence detailing previous abusive incidents relating to Francis’ former partners and Khloemae.
‘The defense argued that Francis had suffered from a medical illness impairing his thinking and resulting actions, but the prosecution was able to prove to the jury that Francis had become paranoid as a result of voluntarily taking anabolic steroids.
‘Domestic violence can have a devastating impact. The CPS is dedicated to bringing offenders to justice wherever possible.
‘Although nothing can bring Ms. Loy back, I hope this conviction provides some sense of justice for her family and friends. Our thoughts remain with them at this time.’
Francis admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility but denied murder.