Caroline Kayll began her relationship with prisoner Paul Robson while working at HMP Northumberland – and ended with her being blackmailed and beaten to death by the brute.
A woman’s fatal attraction to a cold-blooded killer ended in brutal tragedy as she was murdered by him in her home.
Caroline Kayll began her relationship with Paul Robson as an affair and ended with her being blackmailed and beaten to death by the brute.
In footage released by police following his conviction for Caroline’s murder, the savage’s true colours were revealed in his aggressive outburst at police as they arrested him.
In a foul-mouthed tirade to police on November 21, he tells an officer trying to handcuff him “Put your hands on me and I’ll put me hands on you”.
A clandestine affair began between the pair, originally in 2005 and then again during another sentence in 2017, while he was serving time and she was working as a prisoner officer then teacher in the jail.
They stayed together after his release in 2018 and she left her husband but while she may have found his dark side attractive to begin with, after they split it soon became clear that she was playing with fire.
When cage fighter Robson, who had been wanted by police for 20 months and should have been back in jail, found out she was having an inappropriate and illegal relationship with a 15-year-old boy, he was determined to take revenge.
He callously drained the 47-year-old school teacher’s savings by blackmailing her with threats to expose her relationship in a move which would have cost her both career and reputation.
Former police officer and social worker Caroline, careful with money and comfortably off, ended up having to take out a loan to put towards £29,000 she paid Robson for his silence.
But when the money started to dry up and as Robson’s fury soared after finding Facebook messages between his ex and the youth, he soon had murder in mind.
Armed with freshly bought ammonia and tools which prosecutors said were to help him break in if necessary, Robson set off from Glasgow on November 15 last year to confront Caroline.
When he found her at home in Linton, Northumberland, with the teenager, he saw red and punched and kicked her head like a football, leaving her with 60 injuries before mutilating her – hacking off her hair, slashing her buttocks and squirting her with ammonia.
Next on his hit list was the blameless schoolboy who was upstairs in Caroline’s bedroom as Robson took her life.
He was pinned down and repeatedly stabbed in the back with scissors in a terrifying ordeal, then attacked with a kitchen knife and meat cleaver, suffering 45 wounds as Robson tried to kill him too.
Not content with the bloodshed and damage he had caused, callous Robson then set about ruining Caroline’s reputation as she lay dying in hospital.
Having taken her and the boy’s phones, he informed her friends, headteacher and ex husband about her illegal relationship with the teenager.
Now the 50-year-old, of Stanley Street, Howdon, Wallsend, who had 92 previous convictions including for violence and drug dealing, is facing a life sentence after jurors at Newcastle Crown Court found him guilty of murder, blackmail, and attempted murder, rejecting his account the 15-year-old was responsible for killing Caroline.
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