The hotel owner, Mandy Miles, 50, heard the woman, Cerys Yemm, screaming and called the police to help the woman.
London: In a case of gruesome cannibal attack and murder, a 34-year-old man harmed a 22-year-old woman with a screwdriver before proceeding to eat her face, in November 2014. The incident took place at the Sirhowy Arms Hotel at Argoed, near Caerphilly in South Wales.
The hotel owner, Mandy Miles, 50, heard the woman, Cerys Yemm, screaming and called the police to help the woman. Miles was frantic when she saw the man, Matthew Williams eating Yemm.
"He's actually eating her. It's awful. His name is Matthew Williams and he's in Room 7. There was screaming and screaming. Oh my God. It's awful. I went into the room and he's killed her. Oh my God. Is this real? ”, she cried to the 999 operator.
According to The Independent, Williams and Yemm had met only sometime before the murder. Miles told Gwent Coroner’s Court that the incident occurred at around 1 am and she unlocked the hotel room after hearing the screaming. She found Yemm, a waitress lying on her back and Williams on top of her.
She was shocked and told the court that the scene looked “like a horror film”. She had also called out to Williams, who did not seem to have heard her at all.
Williams died after the police tasered him on their arrival. The court was told that Williams, a paranoid schizophrenic, had been released from the hospital, two weeks earlier. But unfortunately, he was not given any medication despite his complaints of hearing voices. He was also not supervised, even though he had previous records of mental health issues.
His mother, Sally Ann Williams claimed that the family had tried to fix appointments with doctors but they couldn’t. She also said that her son told her he was feeling paranoid and hearing voices, few days before the murder took place.
Williams would often steal money for drugs and became paranoid as a result of drug-induced paranoid schizophrenia, but his mother did not want him to go to prison. He finally did go to prison, but his mental health deteriorated after his release.
His best friend said that his mother was trying her best to get him medical help. Williams too wanted to be helped.