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Murder trial jury considers verdict

Anxiang Du denies 4 charges of murder

The jury in the trial of Anxiang Du, who is accused of murdering a family of four at their home in Northampton, will consider its verdict today.

The Ding family were stabbed to death

Du, who's 54, has admitted stabbing university lecturer Jeff Ding, his wife Helen and their two daughters after a business dispute.

He denies their murder claiming it was manslaughter due to loss of control or diminished responsibility.


Boyfriend guilty of murder

Christopher Chittock

A 38-year-old man from Ipswich has been found guilty of beating and strangling his girlfriend on the island of Gran Canaria in July 2010.

Christopher Chittock had denied the murder of 23 year-old Sarah Shields after she had been exchanging text messages with an ex-boyfriend.

Murder victim Sarah Shields

Prosecuters say the divorced dad of one punched Miss Shields repeatedly in the face, smashed her head on the stones on the beach and then strangled her.

He was arrested three days after he returned when her naked body was pulled from the sea and identified.