Pen­sioner mur­dered by call girl, court told

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A LONELY widower was mur­dered in his bed­room by a Rus­sian call girl and his body left for nearly a month, a jury heard yes­ter­day.

Win­ston Fer­nan­dez died of mul­ti­ple in­juries dur­ing a visit by es­cort Natalia Wool­ley.

Po­lice found the 69-year-old’s de­com­pos­ing body slumped against his bed with signs of a strug­gle around him, a pros­e­cu­tor said.

Wil­liam Saun­ders, open­ing the case against Wool­ley, said the vic­tim, from Ep­som, Sur­rey, was “dif­fi­cult”.

He said: “Fer­nan­dez was a 69-year-old man who lived alone. His wife had died in 2000 and he was es­tranged from his two sons.

“He was a lonely old man who fre­quently found com­fort in al­co­hol. He had also started to use the ser­vices of girls from es­cort agen­cies.

“He used them for com­pany and for sex, and one such girl was Natalia Wool­ley.”

Mr Saun­ders told ju­rors at Guild­ford Crown Court that Fer­nan­dez was an al­co­holic, suf­fer­ing from bi-polar and high blood pres­sure.

Wool­ley, orig­i­nally from Rus­sia, had worked for agen­cies in­clud­ing Di­a­mond Es­corts and 24Carat, pos­ing as a 26-year-old called Lenka, or Alice.

The 38-year-old’s pro­file de­scribed her as “all things to all men”, with an “in­cred­i­bly sexy, cur­va­ceous body”.

Pretty Wool­ley, with blonde, streaked hair, wear­ing pink-rimmed glasses, de­nies the sin­gle count of murder.

The trial con­tin­ues.

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