Oakes murder trial continues

Jurors in the trial of David Oakes have been told they may consider a manslaughter verdict only if they find him not guilty of murder.

Oakes, 50, is accused of murdering his former partner Christine Chambers and their two-year-old daughter Shania in Braintree.

The jury at Chelmsford Crown Court is expected to retire to consider its verdict today.

Oakes denies murder.


Oakes guilty verdict

David Oakes is found guilty of the murder of Christine Chambers and their daughter Shania. He'll be sentenced later.