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Colonel's murder - man sentenced to life

A former gamekeeper and convicted murderer has been found guilty of killing a retired colonel in Hertfordshire.

Christopher Docherty-Puncheon was told he would serve at least another thirty-two years for killing eighty-three year old Riley Workman.

The judge at St Albans Crown Court warned that he might never be released because he is such a danger to society.

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Jury retired to consider verdict in Workman murder case

A jury at St Albans Crown Court has retired to consider its verdict in the trial of a man accused of the shotgun murder of a retired army officer.

Former Lieutenant Colonel Riley Workman was found shot dead on the doorstep of his home in Furneux Pelham in Hertfordshire in January 2004. Former mole catcher Christopher Docherty-Puncheon denies killing the 83-year-old.

Riley Workman murder trial: jury considering verdict

A jury at St Albans Crown Court is considering its verdict in the trial of a former mole catcher accused of the shotgun murder of a retired army officer.

Former Lieutenant Colonel Riley Workman was found shot dead on the doorstep of his home in Furneux Pelham near Bishop's Stortford, in Hertfordshire in January 2004. Christopher Docherty-Puncheon denies killing the 83-year-old.

Murder accused confessed to being a hit man

A man on trial for shooting dead a retired army colonel in Hertfordshire is alleged to have confessed to being a hit man and to having a gay affair with the victim.

Robert Workman, 83, was murdered on the doorstep of his home in Furneux Pelham in January 2004.

A jury was told today that Christopher Docherty-Puncheon confessed to killing the former colonel to fellow inmates while he was in prison for the murder of another man - Fred Moss. Docherty-Puncheon has pleaded not guilty to murder at St Albans crown court.

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