Bus conductor murder trial

Two women tortured a pensioner and then left him to die, a court has heard. Kelly Louise Barnes, 32, and Jodie Barnes, 31, are accused of targeting retired bus conductor Barry Reeve, believing he had a secret stash of money. They deny murder.

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Murder women sentenced

Two women have been sentenced for the "grotesque and incomprehensible" murder of a grandfather from Norwich.

Kelly Barnes, who's 32, and Jodie Barnes, who's 31, will each serve a minimum of 24 years after a jury convicted them for killing of 67 year old Barry Reeve.

TV Anglia correspondent Malcolm Robertson covered the case at Norwich Crown Court.

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Women guilty of murder

Barry Reeve
Barry Reeve Credit: Norfolk Police

Two lovers have been convicted of murder after torturing and killing a pensioner and then returning to the scene of the crime to empty his freezer.

Retired bus conductor Barry Reeve, 67, was found brutally murdered in his home in Norwich, Norfolk, in February last year.

Kelly Barnes
Kelly Barnes Credit: Norfolk Police

Drug addicts Kelly Barnes, 32, and Jodie Barnes, 31, of Bixley Close, Norwich, who were in a civil partnership, had both denied murder, blaming one another for the killing.

Jodie Barnes
Jodie Barnes Credit: Norfolk Police

A jury of eight women and four men found them guilty after five hours of deliberation

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Murder victim 'could have been tortured'

A pathologist has told a jury that a murder victim could have been tortured before being left to die.

Dr Nat Carey was giving evidence at the trial of two women accused of killing retired bus conductor Barry Reeve at his home in Norwich last year.

Kelly Barnes and her partner Jodie Barnes have pleaded not guilty.

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