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David Twigg death: Fiancee 'asked parents for loan'

David Twigg and Julie Dixon
Image caption The body of David Twigg was found in the workshop of his joinery business on 13 March

A woman accused of murdering her fiance over financial worries had asked his parents to lend them £2,000 for a holiday, a court heard.

Prosecutors say Julie Dixon killed David Twigg at his workshop in Burgh le Marsh, Lincolnshire, to prevent him finding out about her hidden debts.

In diary entries read out in court, Janice Twigg feared the situation could "end terribly" for her son.

Dixon admits murdering her partner, but claims it was part of a suicide pact.

In another diary entry, Mrs Twigg wrote of divorcee Dixon: "This will be the second man she has taken to the cleaners."

The diary entries explain Mrs Twigg refused Dixon's request for the loan.

Mrs Twigg wrote: "I do hope this is not going to end terribly for David."

Mr Twigg, 46, died on 13 March after inhaling smoke when he was locked in a cupboard at the joinery workshop, which was then set alight.

Before 43-year-old Dixon can be sentenced, a Newton hearing is being held at Lincoln Crown Court to decide her motive and version of events.

The hearing continues next week when Dixon is expected to give her account.

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