Libby Squire's mother says killer broke promise to meet because 'she portrayed him as bad person'
The mother of murdered student Libby Squire has said her daughter's killer broke a promise to meet her because he claimed she made him out to be a "bad person" in the media.
Pawel Relowicz, 28, who raped and murdered the 21-year-old student in Hull in 2019, reneged on his promise to meet her mother Lisa Squire last November.
In an interview published on Sunday, Lisa said he changed his mind about meeting her in prison because of the way he was portrayed in the press.
She told Hull Live: “He wasn’t happy with me talking about him in the press before.
"He said it made him out to be a bad person. At the time I was agreeing to everything just to meet him.
“My hope was that we could meet a few times and he would tell me over time, but then he just shut down saying he was going to appeal. He hasn’t. I want my children and my grandchildren to know I did everything I could to find out what happened to Libby.”
Relowicz, a married father-of-two and a Polish butcher, dumped Libby’s body in the River Hull after raping her on a playing field in the early hours of 1 February 2019.
Her body was found in the Humber Estuary by a fisherman about seven weeks after she went missing.
Relowicz was convicted of raping and murdering Libby after he chanced upon her after she had been out with friends.
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He was jailed for life with a minimum term of 27 years at Sheffield Crown Court in February 2021.
Last October, Relowicz had agreed to meet Lisa, as she desperately seeks answers about exactly what happened to her daughter the night she was murdered.
But in November it emerged that he no longer wished to meet Libby's mother as part of a restorative justice programme, claiming he was appealing his conviction and sentence.
Lisa, a maternity nurse from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, said Relowicz had "changed the goalposts" ahead of their planned meeting, demanding a list of questions in advance.
“I just want to talk to the person who was last with my daughter," she said.
"I have so many questions. Was she chatty when he got her into his car? Or was she sleepy?
“I want to ask him, did you roll her in the river, kick her in, did she go in head or feet first? Nothing he can tell me can be worse than what goes on in my imagination.”
Lisa is campaigning to change the laws around non-contact sex offences, calling for harsher sentences.
Relowicz was found guilty of nine offences between 2017 and January 2019, including voyeurism, outraging public decency and burglary, prior to his murder and rape conviction.
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