A Gloucestershire man has denied murdering his girlfriend and destroying her unborn baby.
18-year old Aston Robinson is accused of strangling 16-year old Kayleigh Palmer with a scarf whilst she was five months pregnant.
He appeared at Bristol Crown Court today by video-link and pleaded not guilty to one charge of murder and one of child destruction. Kayleigh, who was from Bishops Cleeve in Gloucestershire, died on April 5th, three days after she was attacked at an address in Humber Road.
A trial date has been provisionally set for September 22 and is expected to last at least two weeks.
A 28-year-old man from Swindon has been charged with murder and of attempted murder.
It follows the stabbing of 60-year-old barman Tom Rogers on Thursday 26 June on the cycle path near the town's railway station and also an attack on a 24-year-old woman in the same area on Thursday 8 May.
I have authorised Wiltshire Police to charge Jason Voong 28, from Swindon, with the attempted murder of Leanne James, 24, from Swindon on Thursday 8 May 2014 and the murder of Aulton Thomas Rogers, 60, from Swindon on Thursday 26 June 2014.
It is alleged that Miss James and Mr Rogers were both attacked on the pathway that leads from Station Road to the Rodbourne Area, near to the footpath to the Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon between 22.20 and 23.40 but on different dates.
– Anton Allera, Crown Prosecution Service
Jason Voong has been remanded in custody and will appear at Chippenham Magistrates Court on Thursday 3 July 2014.
A witness has describes details of how the murder of Annie Dewani was planned during the trial of Xolile Mngeni, who is accused of the honeymooner's murder.
A witness, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has said that on the eve of Annie's murder he was approached by Zola Tongo, a taxi driver who has already been convicted over the murder, who told him that there was, “a gentleman who wanted to kill a woman”.
The prosecution maintain that this person was Annie's new husband Shrien Dewani, who remains in the UK pending ongoing extradition proceedings.