Norfolk murder accused 'covered in blood' jury told

Image caption, Mr Moody discovered Karen Brown and Kenneth Snell were in a relationship

The girlfriend of a Norfolk man accused of a double murder has told the jury he was covered in blood on the night of the attack.

Karen Brown, 39, and Kenneth Snell, 65, were found dead at Mr Snell's home in Brettingham Avenue, Cringleford, near Norwich, on 31 October 2009.

John Moody, 45, of Kerrison Avenue, Norwich, has denied murder at Norwich Crown Court.

He admits the killings on the grounds of diminished responsibility

Nadine Girling told the court she bandaged wounds to Moody's hands and legs.

He told her he had been in a fight, she said.

Jurors have previously heard Mr Moody and Ms Brown had been in a violent 12-year relationship that she ended in August 2008.

Mr Moody then "pestered" her to take him back, jurors were told on Wednesday.

Image caption, John Moody denies murdering the couple last October

He went to look for Ms Brown after being told earlier that day that she was in a relationship with Mr Snell, the jury was told.

Following the deaths, he spent the night with his girlfriend in a hotel in the Norwich area where he was arrested the next day, the court heard.

On Wednesday the court was played recordings of Mr Snell's and Ms Brown's 999 calls as they were attacked.

Post-mortem examinations showed Ms Brown sustained 13 stab wounds and 31 other injuries.

Mr Snell, who sustained seven stab wounds and 38 other injuries, died after being stabbed in the heart.

The trial continues.

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