Surrey

Jury out in Richard Davies Jones wife stabbing trial

The jury hearing the trial of a lawyer accused of stabbing his wife to death has retired to consider its verdict.

Former Army officer Richard Davies Jones, 33, of Lower Ashtead, Surrey, denies murder.

Laura Davies Jones's body was found outside their home in Woodfield Lane in December last year, Guildford Crown Court has heard.

Mr Davies Jones had also suffered knife wounds. Jurors heard he phoned 999 but could not remember what happened.

The prosecution has claimed Mr Davies Jones murdered his 31-year-old wife when she tried to leave him.

Mr Davies Jones has told the court his wife attacked him with a kitchen knife before stabbing herself in the neck.

The judge has told the jury to try to reach an unanimous verdict.

Judge Christopher Critchlow said if jurors would not reach a decision on the murder charge, they had two manslaughter options - killing through loss of control or killing through an unlawful act.

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