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Killer appeals against sentence

David Minto Credit: Lancashire Police

David Minto is appealing against his 35 year sentence for the murder of teenager Sasha Marsden at a hotel in Blackpool.

Minto lured the student to the scene on the pretence of giving her a job as a cleaner at the hotel in January 2013, but when she rejected his advances he stabbed her dozens of times and then set her on fire in an alleyway.

Sasha Marsden Credit: Lancashire Police

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Man denies murdering teenage girl in Blackpool

Sasha Marsden
Sasha Marsden Credit: Lancashire Police

A man accused of murdering of sixteen years old Sasha Marsden in Blackpool has today denied the charge against him.

David Minto, aged twenty two, of Kirby Road in the resort, appeared at Preston Crown Court this morning via a video link with Manchester Prison.

He pleaded not guilty to murdering Sasha on January 31st this year.

Her body had been found in an alleyway behind Kirby Road, Blackpool.

A trial date has already been fixed for July 15th, with the case due to last around two weeks.

Minto was remanded in custody by Judge Anthony Russell QC following the hearing.

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