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Peebles farm murder trial

A jury is expected to be sworn in for the trial of a 22 year old woman accused of murdering an eastern European farm worker in the Scottish Borders

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Peebles murder trial begins

A woman has gone on trial accused of stabbing a man to death on a farm in the Scottish Borders. 23 year old Eliska Novotna from the Czech Republic denies murdering 39 year old Arunas Ramounaskas at Easter Happrew Farm near Peebles in October 2011.

She claims she acted in self defence and that Mr Ramounaskas tried to rape her. She also denies a charge of trying to hamper investigations by refusing to be examined by police doctors at Borders General hospital. The case, at the High Court in Dundee continues.

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