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Joan Roddam murder trial

Patrick Curran will serve a minimum of 18 years for the murder of 74-year-old Joan Roddam.

The pensioner was murdered at her home in Delabole in North Cornwall in 2003.

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Jury considering verdict in Joan Roddam murder trial

Joan Roddam was murdered in 2003. Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

The jury in the trial of Patrick Curran, who is accused of murdering a pensioner more than 16 years ago in North Cornwall has retired to consider its verdict.

Curran, who is 38, has denied murdering 74-year-old Joan Roddam. She was found strangled at her home on the outskirts of Delabole in November 2003.

Curran has refused to appear during his trial, and has also refused legal representation.

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