The widow of a church organist murdered last Christmas says she'll be back at the scene of the attack this Christmas Eve. Alan Greaves was beaten to death while on his way to midnight mass at High Green near Sheffield.
Today as she unveiled a plaque in his memory Maureen revealed plans to hold midnight mass this year at the scene of her husband's murder. She says it'll be a chance to celebrate his life. Chris Kiddey reports.
The widow of church organist Alan Greaves today came face to face with his murderer and heard him admit - for the first time - that he'd carried out the Christmas Eve killing.
Maureen Greaves was at Sheffield Crown Court today when Jonathan Bowling pleaded guilty to her 68 year old husband's murder. A second man has denied the charge and he will now face a trial by jury. Ben Erlam reports.
One of two men accused of murdering the church organist Alan Greaves has admitted his guilt today. His co-accused has pleaded not guilty and the case will go to trial later this month. David Hirst reports from Sheffield Crown Court.
A 22-year-old man admitted the murder of church organist Alan Greaves when he appeared before Sheffield Crown Court today. Jonathan Bowling, from Burngreave, pleaded guilty during a short hearing.
His co-accused, Ashley Foster, 21, who is from High Green, appeared via a video link and he denied the murder of Mr. Greaves. The case will go before a jury on June the 24th and is expected to last for at least two weeks.
Mr. Greaves' family were in the public gallery during today's hearing. The former social worker was attacked on his way to play the organ at midnight mass at St Saviour's Church at High Green.