Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Georgina Edmonds murder trial jury retires

Georgina Edmonds
Image caption Georgina Edmonds was stabbed and beaten to death with a rolling pin

The jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering a pensioner with a rolling pin in her Hampshire cottage has retired to consider its verdict.

Georgina Edmonds, 77, was found stabbed and beaten with a marble rolling pin in Brambridge, Eastleigh, in January 2008.

Matthew Hamlen, 33, of Bishopstoke, has denied murder during the trial at Winchester Crown Court.

Jurors were later sent home and are due to resume their deliberations on Thursday.

The court has heard Mrs Edmonds was stabbed several times with a knife by her killer, who tortured her to force her to reveal her bank card Pin.

She was hit over the head with a rolling pin and her body was found in the kitchen.

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