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Jury hears murder victim was tortured

Two men have appeared in court accused of murdering a 70-year-old man.

A jury heard how Sonny Gray was tortured before money and jewellery was stolen from his home.

Rocky Curtis, 24, of Newbridge Lane, and Robert Holmes, 23, of Redmoor Lane in Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, deny the charges.

The trial continues.

Rajiv Popat sent this report from Nottingham Crown Court.

Sonny Grey murder trial

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The trial is due to begin today of two men charged with the murder of Sonny Grey. The 70 year old from Lincoln died after being scalded with water from a kettle in 2011. Mr Grey died in a hospital two days after he was found at his home in October 2011.

Rocky Curtis, 24, of Newbridge Lane, and Robert Holmes, 23, of Redmoor Lane in Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, deny the charges. The trial is expected to last five weeks.

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Man in court over death of Sonny Grey

A man appeared in court today charged with the murder of a pensioner. Robert Michael Holmes is the second man to appear before magistrates in Lincoln this week charged with the murder of Sonny Grey.

The 70-year-old died after an attack at his home in Lincoln last October. Holmes, 23, of Redmoor Lane, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, was remanded into custody to next appear at Lincoln Crown Court tomorrow.

It comes after a second man appeared before Lincoln Magistrates' Court yesterday, also charged with murder. Rocky Curtis, 24, of Newbridge Lane, Wisbech, is due to appear via videolink at Lincoln Crown Court for a preliminary hearing tomorrow.

Man charged with murder of Sonny Grey

Yesterday officers arrested three people in connection with the murder of Mr Grey in his home in Westwick Gardens, Lincoln, on October 29 last year.

Last night Rocky Curtis (24), of Redmoor Lane, Wisbech, was charged with murder in relation to the incident.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Lincoln Magistrates Court this morning. A 24-year-old man from the Wisbech area and a 49-year-old woman, also from the Wisbech area, are still in custody at Lincoln Police Station helping police with their enquiries.