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.
An elderly neighbour of murdered pensioner Judith Richardson, whose fingerprints were on a hammer found nearby, gives evidence in court.
A woman who was bludgeoned to death in her own home suffered more than 50 injuries to her head and arms, a court has heard.
A man has gone on trial accused of bludgeoning a pensioner to death with a hammer.