Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jones, told Birmingham Coroner's Court, that 22 year old Phillip Simelane has not yet been charged with the murder of Christina Edkins, but he hopes to do so very shortly.
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Patrick Gunar was caught on CCTV attacking the girl on Cambridge Street in Pear Tree last month as she was returning from the local shop.
The case against William Billingham, who has yet to enter pleas to charges of murder and making threats to kill, was adjourned.
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