Prosecution claims couple lied 'to fund their lifestyle'

The prosecution has claimed a woman and her husband accused of murdering her parents 16 years ago lied to their family to "fund their own lifestyle".

ITV News Correspondent Ben Chapman reports from the court:

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Prosecution: £40,000 was taken from them & never traced. Accusation is it all "went into the pockets of the defendants."

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Prosecution: for 15 years, "they lied to family, neighbours, doctors & financial institutions" to convince people victims were still alive.

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Prosecution: purpose was to "fund their own lifestyle and help solve their own financial problems."

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