Murder trial jury set to retire

THE jury in the trial of two men accused of murdering a Suffolk charity worker is expected to retire to consider its verdicts today .The trial judge John Devaux spent most of yesterday summing up the case to the jury after a trial lasting more than a month.

THE jury in the trial of two men accused of murdering a Suffolk charity worker is expected to retire to consider its verdicts today .

The trial judge John Devaux spent most of yesterday summing up the case to the jury after a trial lasting more than a month.

Before Ipswich Crown Court are Robert McCarry, 37, of Vernon Street, Ipswich and Paul Waters, 29, of Sandpiper Road, Ipswich who have denied murdering Nicola West, 34, of Leatherbottle Hill, Little Blakenham, who worked as a distribution manager for St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich.

McCarry has also denied raping Miss West and Waters has denied attempted to rape her.

Both men have denied perverting the course of justice after Miss West's death in February 2007 and McCarry has denied conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

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