This chilling CCTV footage shows a murder victim dancing with her childhood friend hours before he raped and killed her.
Wesley Streete killed 20-year-old Keeley Bunker after she “trusted” him walk her home safe after a night out to Birmingham celebrating her birthday.
He then dumped her body face-down in a stream in a nearby park before trying to conceal his crime by covering her with branches, on September 19 last year.
Hours before her murder, Streete and Ms Bunker celebrated the young woman's birthday at Snobs nightclub in Birmingham.
Footage released by Staffordshire Police today shows Ms Bunker and Streete laughing and dancing in the club, hours before she died.
He has now been convicted of raping and murdering Ms Bunker after a trial Stafford Crown Court.
The defendant, of no fixed address, was also found guilty of two charges of rape, three of sexual assault and a charge of sexual activity with a child, against three other victims, said to have happened in previous years.
The court heard how Streete repeatedly lied about what had happened to the 20-year-old woman after they returned to their hometown of Tamworth, changing his account at least four times before trial.
He initially claimed to have left Ms Bunker to walk home alone. But he later alleged at trial that he “accidentally killed her” during consensual sex in Wigginton Park.
Detective Inspector Cheryl Hannan of Staffordshire Police said Streete’s lies had alerted the force early on to the possibility that he had something to do with his friend's disappearance.
She said he was arrogant for “playing the martyr” by criticising the police for blaming him.
Ms Hannan said: "Keeley trusted him to walk her home that night and there’s only Wesley to blame that she didn’t make it home.
“The lies that he told from the outset meant it was clear that he had something to do with her disappearance.
“When her body was located he was arrested and soon after that CCTV evidence would completely disprove his first account along with phone evidence.”
Streete gad complained to police “I feel like you’re blaming me” after they took his phone during the investigation. He also said to officers: “I just don’t want [the police] to laugh if they go through my Google [search history].”
Ms Hannan added: “I think there’s some audacity in his arrogance there in playing the martyr – saying ‘why are people blaming me when I left her at that phone-box?’ knowing full well where she was and what he’d done and the efforts he’d gone to to conceal her, to delay people finding her, if ever.
“It was apparent from the outset that Wesley was the last person to be with Keeley and he put himself forward as that person.
“But it soon became apparent that he was telling contradictory things to friends and family members.
“Then ultimately, we got evidence that completely disproved his account which led him to be the suspect in the investigation.
“Forensic evidence disproved subsequent accounts and ultimately pathology still disproves his final account as to the way Keeley died.”
Commenting on the lies he told to Ms Bunker’s uncle, Ms Hannan said: “He did the same to Keeley’s father and even attended Keeley’s house when she was missing and lied to them directly – which shows someone’s character.”
Streete is due to be sentenced on Friday.
Additional reporting by PA Media.