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Man on trial for pensioner murder

A man charged with the murder of a pensioner in Northumberland is on trial at Newcastle Crown Court. Graeme Jarman, from County Durham, is accused of murdering Judith Richardson at her home in Hexham, in August last year.

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The latest on the Graeme Jarman trial

A pensioner who was bludgeoned to death in her home had suffered more than 50 separate injuries in the attack, a court has been hearing today. 77 year old Judith Richardson died from serious head injuries in Hexham last summer.

Graeme Jarman from Consett denies murdering her with a hammer because he wanted to steal her jewellery.

Our correspondent Ben Chapman has been at Newcastle Crown Court.

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