Jury discharged in trial of man accused of conning crossbow murder victim

A jury has been discharged in the trial of a man accused of conning the victim of a crossbow murder.

Richard Wyn Lewis, 50, is alleged to have taken about £200,000 from Gerald Corrigan, who was fatally shot with a crossbow outside his home in Anglesey, North Wales, in April 2019.

His trial at Mold Crown Court opened last week but a court spokesman said the jury was discharged on Monday due to health reasons.

The case has been adjourned to January 10 2022.

Lewis, of Llanfair-yn-Neubwll, Holyhead, denies eight counts of fraud and his partner Siwan Maclean, 51, of the same address, denies entering into a money laundering agreement.

The couple were charged after police launched a fraud investigation following the death of Mr Corrigan, 74.