Arthur Simpson-Kent, who pleaded guilty to the murders of Sian Blake and their two young children yesterday, confessed to his mother before his arrest, it has emerged.Simpson-Kent, 48, fled to Ghana after the disappearance of the former EastEnders actress and sons Zachary, eight, and Amon, four. Their bodies were later found in the couple’s garden, but before his arrest, Simpson-Kent texted his mother.
‘Sorry for the attention I have brought to your life,’ he said. ‘Why? For months we discussed her options because of her illness and she told me if it got to a certain point she would like to die. And it got to that point. Why the children?
‘Because the agreement without their parents there was no one qualified to raise them in the way they were accustomed to. Society was not an option neither was her family. So the final promise was we all go.’
Simpson-Kent told his mother he wanted to ‘die in the place I was born’, which was why he fled to Ghana. ‘Please don’t kill yourself. We love you,’ his mother replied. Simpson-Kent appeared at the Old Bailey yesterday via video link from jail and admitted the three murders. He will be sentenced in October.