BREAKING NEWS: Court hears Rugby man on charge for murder admitted he knew details about the death of Gemma Hayter

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ONE of the defendants in the Gemma Hayter murder trial admitted he knew about her death the day after she was beaten, stabbed and suffocated in Rugby, a court heard.

Daniel Newstead, 20, of Little Pennington Street, Rugby, said that he knew about what had happened to Gemma on the night she died, according to Wendy Howes who works as a receptionist at the social services office town.

Miss Howes told the court sitting at the Leamington Justice Centre this morning (Wednesday) that on Tuesday, August 10 last year Newstead went into Fawsley House in Hillmorton Road where she works to discuss a social services matter.

Miss Howes said: “He asked me if I’d heard about the murder. I said I’d heard about it on the radio and he said he knew about it.

“I asked him what he knew about it and he proceeded to tell me.”

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