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Wife and son appear in court charged with murder

A wife and son of a man found dead at his home have appeared in Cardiff Crown Court charged with his murder.

Cardiff Crown Court. Credit: PA

Maria Hopes, 45, and son Leon Port, 23, deny killing 45-year-old Mark Hopes at their family home in the Rhondda.

Mr Hopes was found dead at the home he shared with his wife in Brithweunydd Road, Tonypandy, in October last year.

Both mother and son pleaded not guilty to murder. Both were remanded in custody to await trial later in the year.