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Eveline Kelmenson death: Retrial for Szymon Wyrostek

A 26-year-old man will face a retrial after a jury failed to decide if he was responsible for the death of a pensioner in north London.

Eveline Kelmenson, 83, was tied up in a robbery at her home in Leweston Place, Stamford Hill, in 2008. She could not escape and died from hypothermia.

Szymon Wyrostek, of Tottenham, north London, had denied manslaughter, burglary and robbery.

Another man Kuba Dlugosz, 33, had already been convicted of manslaughter.

He has been remanded in custody until sentencing on 22 July.

The break-in took place on 27 November 2008 and Miss Kelmenson's body was discovered five weeks later.

Police were sent to the property on 1 January 2009 after relatives said they had not heard from Miss Kelmenson.

Her bound body was discovered lying on the floor by her bed.

Miss Kelmenson had her gold necklace and key pendant pulled from her neck during the raid, and a wedding ring which had been a family heirloom was also taken.

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