A 21-year-old man has been convicted of murdering Cheshire Oaks worker Tyler Denton.

Redvers James Bickley, from Rhyl, pleaded guilty to killing Ms Denton, 25, in September last year but denied her murder.

Bickley, of Llys Aderyn Du, was also standing trial accused of the attempted murder of her father and two sisters, Paul Denton and Cody and Shannen Denton, who all required hospital treatment.

He also denied those charges but accepted causing injuries to all four.

We'll be bringing you all the latest updates from Mold Crown Court during the murder trial.

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Tyler Denton's uncles 'hope murderer Bickley suffers in prison'

The uncles of murdered Tyler Denton today he hoped her killer was made to suffer in prison.

Derek and Raymond Denton spoke to the Daily Post after Redvers Bickley was found guilty of the murder of the 25-year-old at her home in Rhyl in September last year.

Tyler Denton's uncles Raymond and Derek Denton outside Mold crown court after the jury found Redvers Bickley of her murder
Tyler Denton's uncles Raymond and Derek Denton outside Mold crown court after the jury found Redvers Bickley of her murder

The awkward KFC worker who fantasised about superheroes while harbouring his own murderous alter-ego

Redvers Bickley, the man who brutally murdered a woman he had grown obsessed with, was a socially awkward loner who sought refuge from reality in a world of comic book superheroes.

But his own alter-ego was far from heroic. Inside the head of this 21-year-old KFC worker was a dark character he called James after his own middle name.

Redvers Bickley arriving at Mold crown court during his trial for the murder of Tyler Denton
Redvers Bickley arriving at Mold crown court during his trial for the murder of Tyler Denton (Image: Robert Parry Jones)

Stabbed dad's sobs as he tells of knifed daughter begging him 'come here so we can die together'

A dad broke down as he relived the horror of the night he tried to save his three daughters from a terrifying knife attack.

Paul Denton was stabbed as he tried to defend Tyler, Cody and Shannen from Redvers Bickley, who is on trial for the murder of 25-year-old Tyler.

Paul Denton arriving at Mold crown court
Paul Denton arriving at Mold crown court (Image: Andrew Price)

Bickley showed no reaction when convicted

Murderer Bickley showed no emotion as he was convicted.

How long it took for jury to return verdict

It took the jury eight hours and 10 minutes to reach their verdicts and convict 21-year-old Bickley.

Emotional scenes at court

The Denton family have shown great restraint and dignity throughout the trial and now know that justice will be served.

There are very emotional scenes outside the courtroom.

Bickley to be sentenced after Easter

Sentence will be handed down after Easter said Mr Justice Picken.

Redvers Bickley GUILTY of murdering Tyler Denton

Redvers Bickley has been found guilty of murdering his housemate Tyler Denton.

The 21-year-old from Rhyl is also guilty of the attempted murders of her sisters Cody and Shannen Denton and the girls’ father Paul Denton.

Cries of “yes” could be heard from the public gallery as the verdicts were announced at Mold Crown Court this morning.

For Tyler’s murder, the jury returned a guilty verdict by a majority of 10-2.

Bickley was unanimously found guilty of the attempted murders of Shannen and Cody Denton.

How the jury came to the verdicts

For murder the jury agreed by 10-2 majority.

For the attempted murders of Shannen and Cody Denton it was unanimous.

For the attempted murder of Paul Denton the jury reached a 10-2 majority.

Redvers Bickley GUILTY of Tyler Denton murder

The jury are returning their verdicts in the Tyler Denton murder trial. All the latest, here.

Cries from the public gallery

There were cries and shouts of yes from the public gallery as the verdicts were announced.

Bickley GUILTY of attempted murder

Bickley had also been found guilty of the attempted murder of Tyler Denton’s two sisters Shannen and Cody as well as the girls’ father Paul Denton.

Bickley GUILTY of murder

Mr Justice Picken is in. He defendant is in the witness box.

Bickley has been found guilty of the murder of Tyler Denton.

Jury sent home for the day

Mr Justice Picken is sending the jury home for the day having deliberated for 45 minutes so far.

They are being warned by the judge not to discuss the case unless they are all together.

They are asked to return to continue their deliberations at 10am tomorrow morning.

Jury called back in

The jury has been called back in at Court One in Mold in the murder trial of Redvers Bickley.

Jury sent out to deliberate

Mr Justice Picken advises the jury of six men and six women to listen to each other and they must “focus on reaching a unanimous verdict”.

The court usher takes his oath to keep the jury safe and free from influence and the jury are sent out.

Final diagnoses of the two psychiatrists

The judge is now recalling the final diagnoses of the two psychiatrists.

Dr Thomas concludes makes his diagnosis largely due to Bickley’s self-reporting.

He said there was no problem with his understanding of what he had done.

Dr Mathews says Bickley made a decision to act on his anger which is a normal human emotion.

Mr Justice Picken has now completed his review of the evidence.

"Schizotypal condition is not a psychotic condition"

A schizotypal condition is not a psychotic condition but showed some of the symptoms.

Mr Justice Picken tells the jury Dr Thomas said Bickley’s condition bordered on psychotic

It was difficult to categorise but said he relied on Bickley’s own testimony and his “odd behaviour”.

It was accepted that his diagnosis was subject to a range of diagnoses.

The prosecution psychiatrist Dr Mathews said he was willing to corrected but Bickley’s symptoms were self-reported after the event. He didn’t believe that diagnosis could be made.

Denied his memory loss was “convenient"

Bickley denied his memory loss was “convenient”, said Mr Justice Picken.

He is now summing up the psychiatrists reports but tells the jury it is up to them to decide how much weight to give them.

Dr Noir Thomas said there was no evidence of delusional thinking.

Dr Thomas said he believed Bickley had a schizotypal condition.

Dr Mathews said, although he wasn’t saying Bickley was making up his symptoms, he was not convinced about the diagnosis.

It was "James' words"

He was asked if he wanted to rip the world of the three sisters apart on the night in question. He said “no”.

Mr Justice Picken said Bickley testified that it was he who wrote but it was ‘James’s words’. He wrote about not accepting rules but Bickley said he liked rules under cross-examination.

Mr Justin Picken points to an internet search he made in late August last year.

It was: “kill them all, leave no survivors”. He said it ‘James’ who had done that search.

He denied what he tried to do on The night Tyler Denton died was what he had searched for on the internet.

Writings on the subject of love and anger

The Judge examined evidence about his writings on the subject of love and anger.

He also looked at evidence he gave to the prosecution cross-examination about someone called Cara who was already in a relationship with someone called Con.

He professed his love for her but she ultimately blocked him from her Facebook.

He wrote that he wanted to rip Con’s world apart.

He said Con was spoilt and looked Down his nose at Bickley.

He wrote: “I want to rip his world apart.”

Bickley claimed to have permission for 'sexual' pictures of Tyler Denton

Speaking about Bickley’s cross-examination Mr Justice Picken said Bickley didn’t remember who was screaming or why he was speaking in a strange voice. He says he explained he couldn’t remember many parts of the attack.

Bickley was questioned about photographs he had of Tyler and said a picture of her in her underwear she had given consent for. He said a picture of her feet was a “sexual” picture, which she was aware of. He denied other pictures found were sexual.

Mr Justice Picken said that a long message sent to Tyler by Bickley amounted to a “love letter” according to the prosecution but the defendant denied this.

Bickley said he said “love you” to his friends all the time. He denied feelings of rejection were building up in him or that he “worshipped” Tyler.

Mr Justice Picken recalls Bickley admitting he accessed not just Tyler’s iPad but other people’s too. He agreed it was dishonest but said he tried to be an honest person.

He said seeing the messages Tyler and the other women had exchanged did not Bake him feel anger “sad nor angry” he said.

He said he didn’t know what he killed Tyler but it wasn’t because he loved her.

Bickley claims he doesn't remember how he came to be fighting Paul Denton

On the night of the murder he cut his palm on his left hand because he was upset. When the sisters came home with Hayley, Tyler told him he ruined everything. He said he got up and stabbed Cody but had no recollection of stabbing Shannen.

He said he went back to check on Tyler because he thought something might have happened to her. He said she said to him: “I’m dead now.”

He remembers grappling with Paul Denton but doesn’t remember how they came to be fighting. He admits trying to stab him to get him off him.

The judge runs through a conversation Bickley had with Paul Denton. It was recorded on camera phone footage. Bickley said he didn’t remember this conversation.

Bickley spoke to police and Mr Justice Picken referred to this then how Bickley only remembered certain parts of what he said. He said in evidence “the influence of James” is not so strong now. He is receiving medication which “dulls things down”.

Bickley and Tyler Denton lived together

The judge explains how they went to live in Tenerife in late 2014. Tyler, Bickley, his mother and her partner. They returned in April 2015. They lived in Brymbo then Gwersyllt.

Bickley said he and Tyler planned to move out. His mother and Tyler fell out over the move.

Bickley and Tyler moved into Llys Aderyn Du But they argued. Bickley started s job at KFC in Rhuddlan.

Speaking about the voices from ‘James’ that he heard, Bickley said it was like visions there and then but others were like watching someone else.

Mr Justice Picken said Bickley bought the murder weapon because his friend was unsure about buying one so he bought one because he thought it would help him decide.

He recalled how Tyler had told Bickley she was gay. She eventually admitted she fancied a girl called Hayley at work. This was May 27 last year. He said he gave her a hug and said he was pleased for her.

Bickley claimed to be 'friends with benefits' with Tyler Denton

Bickley says he realised he had another side to him as a child and named it James when he was 12 or 13. He said he heard voices from 14 or 15 which would tell him to hurt people but he would “hold back” in fights.

He met Tyler when he was 16. Tyler moved into their caravan after falling out with her parents. Bickley said he was “nerdy” and Tyler was “a bit of a tomboy”. Bickley claimed they had a sexual relationship between 2013 and 2015. He called it “friends with benefits”.

Bickley was bullied during his youth

Mr Justice Picken is now going through the evidence of Bickley. The judge says Bickley testified that he was bullied in school and was punched and called names. He said he realised he could stop the bullying by making people laugh.

Break for lunch

The judge has decided this would be a good place to break for lunch. Back at 2pm.

Medical evidence

He moves onto the medical evidence and pathology report from Dr Brian Rogers. The fatal wound to Tyler was at a depth of 9cm and punctured her subclavian vein. There was a litre of blood in her chest cavity which would have made it difficult for her to breathe.

Recapping other evidence

Mr Justice Picken is now briefly recapping other evidence. He’s going through the order of Bickley’s statements etc.

Mr Richards took Hayley Barnett to the police station

Mr Richards told Hayley Barnett to get in the car as Bickley approached more rapidly. He took her to the police station.