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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Pathologist gives evidence in bus conductor murder trial

The trial's resumed of two women accused of killing a retired bus conductor.

Home Office Dr Pathologist Dr Nat Carey has been giving evidence about the death of 67-year-old Barry Reeve.

He carried out the post mortem, the day after Mr Reeve was found dead at his bungalow in Norwich in February last year.

Dr Carey told the jury at Norwich Crown Court about the injuries he discovered. He believed cuts to the face were probably caused by a sharp knife.

Kelly and Jodie Barnes - who were in a civil partnership - have denied murdering Mr Reeve.

The prosecution allege they tortured Mr Reeve to get him to reveal his bank PIN number. It's claimed they needed money to fund their drink and drugs habit.

The trial continues.

Couple accused of returning to murder scene

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Kelly Louise Barnes and Jodie Barnes are accused of murder

Two women accused of torturing and killing a pensioner in Norwich took a taxi back to the scene of the crime to steal valuables and empty his freezer, a court has heard.

Kelly Louise Barnes, 32, and Jodie Barnes, 31, are accused of targeting retired bus conductor Barry Reeve, believing he had large sums of cash.

Mr Reeve, 67, remained alive for up to 48 hours after being punched, stamped, and cut with a knife in an alleged attempt to force him to disclose his Pin.

The women, who are in a civil partnership, deny murdering him, at Norwich Crown Court.

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Daughter discovers body murdered father

A woman broke down in tears as she described the moment the body of her murdered father was discovered.

Julie Reeve called at the home of father Barry on February 26 last year. After seeing blood on a door, she called police who arrived to uncover his body.

It is thought the 67-year-old remained undiscovered for two weeks following a "brutal and callous" attack, Norwich Crown Court heard.

Kelly Louise Barnes, 32, and Jodie Barnes, 31, are accused of targeting the retired bus conductor on February 9, believing he had a secret stash of money.

Both women deny murdering Mr Reeve.

Two women accused of torture and murder

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Barry Reeve was murdered in his own home Credit: ITV Anglia

Two women in a civil partnership have appeared at Norwich Crown Court accused of murdering a retired bus conductor.

32-year-old Kelly Barnes and 31-year old Jodie Barnes deny murdering Barry Reeve in February last year.

Outlining the prosecution case, Karim Khalil QC said that Mr Reeve was brutally beaten and cut with a sharp blade before being left for dead.

A post mortem revealed he could have been alive for several hours after the attack.

Mr Khalil alleges that Kelly and Jodie Barnes killed him and returned to his house after the attack and took away some of his possessions - including food from his freezer.

The prosecution claim that motive was financial. They needed money to feed their drink and drug habit.

The trial's expected to last for up to a fortnight.

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