Lorraine Cox Homicide Trial Day 14 – Reside Updates
Lorraine Cox’s homicide trial resumes in the present day and the accused is anticipated to testify in his protection.
Azam Mangori, 24, is on trial in Exeter Crown Courtroom. He denies killing the 32-year-old in September final 12 months.
Mangori met Lorraine on her approach residence via town heart within the wee hours of the morning.
The couple returned to their residence above a kebab store on the nook of Fore Road and Mary Arches Road the place he allegedly murdered her.
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He dismembered his physique and threw it in a forest a number of kilometers away and within the rubbish cans behind the property. Over the following few days, it’s claimed that he used his telephone to faux to household and buddies that she was nonetheless alive.
Lorraine’s disappearance led to a serious police investigation within the metropolis in early September 2020.
The primary week of the trial uncovered the case in opposition to Mangori.
Witnesses dwelling and dealing at Bodrum Kebab Home stated they noticed nothing uncommon on the night time of the alleged homicide.
Mangori reportedly stored Lorraine’s physique in her residence for every week earlier than taking a taxi into the woods to eliminate the physique components.
The second week of the trial heard how CCTV captured Mangori procuring within the days following Lorraine’s disappearance. He additionally made a number of journeys to the River Exe.
The jury additionally heard from a forensic knowledgeable who used the DNA profile to hyperlink Lorraine to Mangori’s residence.
The third week of the trial heard testimony from a forensic toxicologist who found that there have been no medicine generally used within the Lorraine system. A forensic port mortem couldn’t set up how Lorraine died.
She had been ingesting with buddies on the quayside and at The Arcade pub earlier than coming residence alone within the early hours of September 1. She didn’t know Mangori however CCTV reveals the couple assembly close to the junction of Sidwell Road and Excessive Road.
The trial has but to listen to the protection, however Mangori is anticipated to say that Lorraine, a diabetic, died instantly in her residence.
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