The defendant accused of the murders of Thornbury vicar the Rev John Suddards and Betty Yates from Worcs refused to appear in court at the start of today's trial.
The trial continued in the absence of Stephen Farrow.
The judge told the jury ' This is his right. You should not hold this against him'.
Court hears how a homeless drifter accused of killing a vicar in south Gloucestershire shot dead a swan with an air gun
Images of a killer filmed on CCTV moments after he stabbed a vicar to death in South Gloucestershire were shown to a jury today.
A parishioner and two workmen have told a jury of their shock at discovering the body of a vicar in south Gloucestershire.