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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Summing up expected today in Joan Roddam murder trial

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

A judge is expected to start summing up in the trial of Patrick Curran, the man accused of murdering Cornish pensioner Joan Roddam.

The 74-year-old's body was found in a field close to her home at Delabole in 2003.

The trial has been highly unusual because Mr Curran has refused to enter a plea.

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