Then his worst nightmare came true when he read on a local news website that "A 39-year-old woman has been found dead in her flat."He said: "I felt sick to my stomach.
I called the police who told me the news, Sharon was dead."I knew immediately who had killed her.
We were eventually told Kevin Hawke had called the police after killing my sister, and had been charged with her murder."As we waited for the trial I planned Sharon's funeral.
The 44-year-old said: "Sharon was the kindest, most loving sister.All she wanted to do was find her soulmate."She wore her heart on her sleeve."She was kind and caring – a lovely woman."Sharon started looking on internet dating sites in 2013, when she was off work with depression.Twitchell also adds that he enjoys the music of Sia, Arcade Fire and Jackie Evancho."I'm insightful, passionate and philosophical with a great sense of humor." Fascination with 'Dexter' In 2011, Twitchell was found guilty in the first-degree murder of 38-year-old Johnny Altinger.And now Stephan, from Wirral, Merseyside, is determined that his sister's death will not in vain.
He is appealing for women in violent relationships to seek help, and be cautious when online dating.Liverpool Crown Court was told Hawke, of no fixed abode, moved into Sharon's house after just one date, and started controlling the 39-year-old, who suffered from depression and had learning difficulties.Stephan begged her to end the relationship after hearing that Hawke used to "push his sister around."But Sharon told her brother that she was "just desperate to be loved" and stopped speaking to him shortly after.In his profile, he admits he's "made some terrible, regrettable choices in the past" and how he's come to accept the consequences.Twitchell lists tennis, chess and story-telling as a few of his interests, according to his dating profile.They were very sexual and he'd even sent her pictures of his privates."I feared he was just after one thing, and told her as much.