JURORS in the Connor Tremble murder trial have this morning been reminded of the evidence before they go out to consider a verdict.
Summing up the case at Oxford Crown Court, Judge Patrick Eccles told the jury it would have to decide whether Will Blencowe intended to kill the 17-year-old in February.
Blencowe, 21, admits stabbing Connor at his Fairacres Road flat in Oxford, but denies murder and claims he did it in self-defence and whilst suffering from a mental condition.
Judge Eccles today reminded the jury that Connor had been stabbed 15 times with a knife that had not been identified. He said the deepest of the wounds was 13cm deep and punctured the teen’s lung.
And he said of wounds to Connor’s behind: “It is for you to decide whether they were delivered to humiliate Connor Tremble or whether they may have been delivered in a grappling act.”
Co-defendants Bradley Jones, 21, of New Road in Bledington, and Grant Clemens, 23, of Stockwells, Moreton-in-Marsh, are also on trial accused of helping Blencowe, of Oxford Road in Banbury, and both deny perverting the course of justice.
The trial continues.
- Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone’s contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.
Our top stories
6:50pm Sunday 1st February 2015
A WOMAN was sexually assaulted in the Bankside area of Banbury today.
UPDATE: Man left with serious head injuries after being hit with wooden item during fight in Bicester
3:17pm Saturday 31st January 2015
THREE men have been arrested after a man was left with "serious injuries," police say.
10:29am Sunday 1st February 2015
TRAINS from Oxford to the north of England will be disrupted until at least Tuesday after a landslip on Saturday.
7:43am Saturday 31st January 2015
IT'S been snowing overnight in Oxfordshire and here's some of the pictures our readers have sent in.
9:00am Saturday 31st January 2015
THE POPPY Appeal’s fundraising target has been smashed in the county.
1:20pm Saturday 31st January 2015
A British military healthcare worker has been brought back to England for Ebola monitoring after suffering a needle-stick injury while treating a person in Sierra Leone.