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    Friends and family of murdered teenager Becky Watts line the streets of Bristol for funeral of 16-year-old
    17 April 2015

    The family and friends of murdered teenager Becky Watts today lined the streets of Bristol to bid farewell to the 16-year-old as her remains were carried through the city in a white, horse-drawn carriage.
    Mourners tossed pink roses in the path of the funeral procession as it made its way towards St Ambrose Church in Whitehall where the teenager's family will gather.
    It is the first time Becky's mother, Tania Watts, will come face to face with the woman whose son is accused of killing her daughter.
    Anjie Galsworthy, who made numerous public appeals for her stepdaughter's safety after she went missing, lived with the teenager and her father


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    BBC News - Becky Watts murder: Second person charged
    June 22nd 2015

    Avon and Somerset Police said new evidence led to Shauna Hoare, 21, being charged with the 16-year-old's murder....

    The pair also face additional charges in relation to the case, including conspiracy to commit false imprisonment, preventing lawful burial and possession of a prohibited weapon.

    They have also been charged with four counts of making indecent images of children, and Mr Matthews has been charged with sexual assault and voyeurism, in relation to other incidents not related to Becky.

    Mr Matthews, from Warmley, also faces a fresh charge of perverting the course of justice.

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    Becky Watts murder trial set to begin
    5 October 2015



    The murder trial of teenager Becky Watts will get underway this morning.

    Officials will begin selecting a jury who will try four people, including her stepbrother, who face charges in connection with her disappearance and death.

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    All four will appear at Bristol Crown Court today as proceedings begin, and a jury is selected. But, the trial - expected to last five weeks - isn't expected to get underway until Wednesday.

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    Becky Watts murder: potential jurors told not to research case
    Tuesday 6 October 2015

    “It is grossly unfair on the prosecution and defence to talk to anyone else about it for that reason. Those of you who are chosen as jurors, if you do carry out internet research you may be liable to imprisonment. Please do not be tempted to carry out any internet research on any matters concerning this case.”

    Couple whose shed held Becky Watts' body parts admit assisting offender
    7 October 2015

    Karl Demetrius, 29, and his girlfriend, Jaydene Parsons, 23, admitted at an earlier hearing at Bristol Crown Court to a charge of assisting an offender.
    However, they maintain they "did not know or believe" the bags contained Becky's body.

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    Designated twitter feed for the trial from ITV West Country. Live updates

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    Becky Watts murder trial: Recap as stepbrother and girlfriend appear in court charged with killing schoolgirl
    UPDATED 16:45, 7 OCTOBER 2015
    BY RICHARD SMITH

    Matthews 'graphically told Becky how he'd kill her in 2013'
    Mr Mousley QC tells the court how Becky Watts had told a friend how stepbrother Nathan Matthews had told her in graphic detail how he planned to kill her two years before her death.

    After his arrest Matthews told police he had taken two stun guns to Becky’s house in order to kidnap her and ‘teach her a lesson’ for being selfish and treating his mother badly.

    But he told officers when she saw him after his mask slipped he strangled her. He claimed he then took her downstairs and into his car, where Shauna Hoare was waiting.

    Becky Watts murder trial: Live updates from day 2 as stepbrother and girlfriend charged with killing schoolgirl
    UPDATED 13:21, 8 OCTOBER 2015
    BY RICHARD SMITH

    Becky's stepbrother Nathan Matthews and his girlfriend Shauna Hoare are charged with murder and will appear at Bristol Crown Court for the second day of evidence

    Tragic: Becky Watts' dismembered body was found in a shed in March
    Becky Watts' stepbrother and his girlfriend have returned to the dock at Bristol Crown Court today for the second day of her murder trial.

    The tragic schoolgirl's body was found dismembered and wrapped up, hidden in suitcases and boxes on March 3 this year.

    Nathan Matthews, 28, and Shauna Hoare, 21, deny her murder but Matthews has admitted manslaughter.

    Prosecuting, William Mousley QC told the court yesterday that Matthews confessed to strangling the 16-year-old after he was arrested in connection with her disappearance .

    Becky vanished from her family home in Crown Hill, Bristol, on February 19 and was reported missing the following day.

    We will bring you the latest evidence and live updates throughout the day at Bristol Crown Court.

    Becky Watts was killed in sexually motivated attack, jury told
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    Wednesday 7 October 2015 14.36

    A former Territorial Army soldier equipped himself with a stun gun, handcuffs and mask before he and his girlfriend carried out the sexually motivated murder of his step-sister, the Bristol teenager Becky Watts, a jury has heard.

    Nathan Matthews and his partner, Shauna Hoare, who are said to have shared an interest in petite teenage girls, later used a circular saw to dismember the 16-year-old’s body, the court was told.

    Members of Becky’s family sobbed and one had to leave the courtroom as details were heard of how her body was found in a shed, some parts encased in layers of plastic and salt. There was gasps in court as it emerged that a postmortem examination found Becky had suffered 15 stab wounds to her abdomen after she died and she had also been struck in the neck with a screwdriver

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    Becky Watts trial - Day 3
    9 October 2015

    The court in the case of two people accused of murdering Bristol teenager Becky Watts has been shown footage of an Airbus van that the prosecution alleges was used to transport her dismembered remains.

    It was captured on CCTV being driven in the early hours of 24 February - the time it's alleged the teenager's remains were moved to a shed in Barton Hill where they were later found.

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    The house in Cotton Mill Lane, Bristol Credit: ITV News
    A police officer who helped conduct a preliminary search of Matthews and Hoare's home has told the court how the bathroom was the only room in the house with a closed door.

    Simon Wallis told the court: "The bathroom door was at the top of the stairs. The bathroom door was shut with a towel rolled up at the bottom of the door.

    "I asked which this room was. He said it was the bathroom. It was the only door that was shut".

    The previous witness - another officer in the search - had already described to the jury how the house was full of clutter, with a bad smell. Mr Wallis described how the bathroom was "cleaner than the rest of the house":
    The bathroom window was open. The actual bath itself was clear. There was nothing on it or on the sides at all. However, on the floor of the bathroom there were bags.

    The bath was clean.

    – DC SIMON WALLIS
    Mr Wallis also told the jury that the house gave him the impression that Matthews was a "hoarder". He allegedly told the witness that if he ever saw a item discarded on the street which he thought he could fix he would bring it home.
    It was hard to envisage a family living comfortably at the address due to the volume of clutter scattered around the house.

    Matthews admits killing Becky and dismembering her body in his bath - but he denies murder. Hoare denies all charges against her. The trial will resume on Monday.

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    Becky Watts murder trial: Live updates from Day Four as stepbrother and girlfriend deny killing schoolgirl
    12 OCTOBER 2015
    BY STEVE ROBSON

    Trial: Becky's stepbrother admits killing her but denies murder
    A jury will hear a fourth day of prosecution evidence in the murder trial of schoolgirl Becky Watts.

    Her stepbrother Nathan Matthews, 28, and his girlfriend Shauna Hoare, 21, deny murdering the 16-year-old in a "sexually motivated" plot.

    Matthews admits manslaughter as well as perverting justice, preventing Becky's burial and possessing a prohibited weapon.

    Hoare denies all five charges she faces including murder.

    Donovan Demetrius, 29, and James Ireland, 23, each deny assisting an offender.

    Hoare and Matthews "played Simpsons Monopoly"
    The jury are continuing to hear Shauna Hoare’s first police interview seven days after Becky vanished.
    Hoare giggled on several more occasions during the first hour of the interview.
    She was talking about how she and Matthews were at Becky’s home on February 19.

    The jury have heard Matthews told police in interview he went up upstairs wearing a mask and killed Becky in her bedroom.
    Hoare told the jury how she fed a child Shreddies cereal while watching Cbeebies on TV at the house.
    She said Becky’s step-mum Anjie - Matthews mum - returned to the house shortly after midday following a hospital appointment.
    Hoare said: “Then we watched Neighbours”.
    Hoare said she and Matthews left the house around 8pm to return to their own home.

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    Becky Watts murder trial: Shauna Hoare 'did not see her'
    12 October 2015

    The woman accused of murdering teenager Becky Watts did not see her on the day she was killed, a court has heard.
    Shauna Hoare said she heard Becky "stomping down the stairs" and the front door slam at her home in Crown Hill, St George, Bristol.
    Ms Hoare, 21, said she and her boyfriend, Becky's stepbrother, Nathan Matthews, 28, visited the house on 19 February - the day she disappeared.
    Becky's body was later found cut into pieces. The pair deny murdering her.

    Becky Watts trial: Teenager 'was an attention seeker', says accused
    13 October 2015


    The prosecution alleges Becky was killed in her bedroom at the family home in Crown Hill

    The woman accused of murdering Becky Watts told police the teenager was good at manipulating people and was an attention seeker.
    In a police interview played in court she said the 16-year-old "knew how to work people".

    Earlier the jury visited the house in Bristol where it is alleged the teenager was killed by her stepbrother.
    The ten women and two men spent 16 minutes inside the house at Crown Hill, in the St George area of the city.

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    Becky Watts murder trial: Stepbrother told police he didn't "particularly like" schoolgirl eight days after killing her
    14 OCT 2015

    The stepbrother of Becky Watts told police he didn't "particularly like" the schoolgirl, her murder trial has heard.

    Nathan Matthews, 28, spoke to police as a witness eight days after the 16-year-old went missing from her home in Bristol on February 19.

    He admits killing Becky and three other charges but denies murder and conspiracy to kidnap.

    In a transcript of the interview, which was read to the jury, Matthews said: " “I don’t particular talk to her but I don’t particularly like her.

    “What annoys me is the way she speaks to my mum sometimes. She will be rude or demanding."


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    Becky Watts murder trial: Live updates from Day Six as jury to hear more prosecution evidence
    14 OCTOBER 2015

    Day Six of Becky Watts murder trial
    Prosecutors will present further evidence to the jury on Day Six of the Becky Watts murder trial on Wednesday.

    Yesterday, jurors visited the cluttered house in Barton Hill, Bristol, where Nathan Matthews, 28, and Shauna Hoare, 21, lived together.

    Police said they were “disgusted” when they searched the rubbish-filled house - but an officer told the court the bath where Becky’s body was allegedly butchered was cleaner than the rest of the home.

    The jury also visited Becky’s home in the St George area of the city.

    This included the room where she was allegedly murdered after a struggle on February 19.

    A school leaver’s T-shirt in there was covered in handwritten messages from friends - including one saying “Be happy”.

    Today jurors will return to Bristol Crown Court as the murder trial continues.

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    Becky Watts murder trial: Eleven key moments from Week Two
    19 OCT 2015
    BY STEVE ROBSON

    1. Disturbing text messages about kidnapping teenage girls
    2. Hoare 'thought Matthews was helping friend not disposing of body'
    3. Pictures released of suitcase containing Becky's body
    4. Stun gun found in Matthews and Hoare's home
    5. Matthews tells police he doesn't 'particularly like' Becky
    6. Matthews 'didn't believe Becky had anorexia'
    7. Shauna Hoare 'giggled' as she answered police questions in two interviews
    8. Detective describes finding Becky's body parts
    9. Becky suffered a total of 40 injuries - some inflicted while she was alive
    10. Pictures released of Becky's bedroom where she was allegedly murdered
    11. Couple 'played Simpsons Monopoly' hours after allegedly killing Becky

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    Becky Watts trial: Ireland thought he was moving items from a 'robbery'


    Another housemate of James Ireland said he had a conversation with the accused in a pub, where he recounted what had happened.

    Richard Whitton told the court Ireland believed he was moving items to do with a robbery, and thought he was getting around £5,000 for helping.
    He said his friend just wanted some stuff moved, something to do with a robbery and they wanted some stuff moved.

    He presumed it was a robbery because whoever it was thougt they were going to get raided.

    It thought it was odd because you wouldn't get told if you were going to get raided. I thought it was a load of rubbish.

    – RICHARD WHITTON
    Mr Whitton told the court Ireland had said he had got into the work van and driven down to Barton Hill, where he "moved the stuff".
    He just said it was from a robbery, he presumed it was worth about £20,000 and he was going to be getting £5,000 for it.

    He had been told to just get rid of it.

    – RICHARD WHITTON
    But, Mr Whitton said, once he had handled the packages his opinion changed to thinking he may be moving drugs.

    He said at one point Ireland gestured with his hands as to how big the packages had been, holding his hands about a foot apart.
    He said the packages were soft, and we discussed it wouldn't be electrical stuff if they were soft. That's when the conversation turned to drugs.

    He said they were tightly packaged.

    – RICHARD WHITTON
    Under cross examination Mr Whitton conceded that during the conversation, at the Miles public house, in Avonmouth, he believed it was "typical Jamie telling one of his stories" in an attempt "to impress" him.

    He said he had been skeptical, and the conversation seemed "unreal" to him.


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    Becky Watts murder trial: Live updates from Day 13 as stepbrother and girlfriend deny schoolgirl's murder
    26 OCTOBER 2015

    A jury at Bristol Crown Court is hearing the 13th day of evidence in the Becky Watts murder trial today.

    The 16-year-old vanished from her home in Bristol on February 19 and her body parts were found hidden in bags and suitcases in a garden shed at a nearby home on March 2.

    Becky's stepbrother Nathan Matthews admits killing her but denies murder and conspiracy to kidnap.

    He also admits perverting the course of justice, preventing Becky's lawful burial and possession of a prohibited weapon.

    His girlfriend Shauna Hoare, 21, denies all five charges including murder.

    Donovan Demetrius and James Ireland each deny a charge of assisting an offender.

    The trial continues.

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