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Melinda Korosi 'feared ex-partner's temper' before she died

A police officer and van on Orton Road, Carlisle
Image caption Melinda Korosi was killed at her home on 15 September

A woman allegedly murdered by her ex-partner had told police about his "terrible temper" just days before she died, a court has heard.

Melinda Korosi, 33, was found fatally injured in her Carlisle home on 15 September.

Miklos Verebes, 29, denies murder and three counts of raping Ms Korosi.

Jurors at Carlisle Crown Court were shown a video of an interview Ms Korosi gave to a specialist police investigator nine days before she died.

In it, she described herself as "walking on eggshells" as Mr Verebes had a "terrible temper", was emotionally controlling and would physically abuse her.

She also alleged he would force her to have sex against her will.

"If I told him to stop he wouldn't listen," she said.

"Most of the time I just didn't have the power, the force to fight him off."

She was also heard to say: "During the years I tried so many times to literally walk away. I didn't want somebody who hurts me all the time."

The trial continues.

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