Gold finger will cost cool £25,000
THE Royal Mint is offering “serious investors” the chance to buy a hefty one kilogram gold bar for around £25,000.
The new gold bars – which measure 53mm by 118mm and are 8mm thick – have been produced to mark the first anniversary of a bullion trading website launched by the Mint.
The aim is to make it easier for people to invest in gold at “relatively affordable” prices.
A total of £13,000 – the proceeds from her escort work – was also discovered in the flat.
She had visible injuries to her face and the post-mortem later revealed she had suffered ‘blunt force trauma to her head and neck’.
Gomez-Hernandez told police he left his wife in bed to go shopping and suggested she was murdered by a client, jurors were told.
Gomez-Hernandez came to the UK with his wife two months before the murder.
Miss Santillan was described by prosecutor Brendan Finucane QC as ‘ a post operative transgender’ who was working as a female escort her marriage Hernandez.
Jurors heard Miss Santillan controlled the relationship and GomezHernandez had to ask her for money to buy clothes and food because he did not work.
One friend claimed GomezHernandez ‘was very jealous and tried to exert some power and control but did not succeed’, the court heard.
On the evening of March 27 this year the couple went out clubbing with a gay man dressed as a woman and two transgender female friends.
They then returned to Miss Santillan’s flat in the early hours to continue drinking.
At around 5am the victim was contacted by a male client. He arrived at around 6am and went to the bedroom with Miss Santillan while her friends and husband remained in the lounge.
Mr Finucane told the court: “While engaged in sexual activity, the defendant came into the room and was glaring at them.
“The deceased said, or looked as if to say, ‘Not now’. There was brief conversation and the defendant said he wanted his keys.
‘The sexual activity was completed. He had used a condom and then left by taxi at 6.31am.”
One of Miss Santillan’s friends noticed Gomez- throughout to Gomez-
He next returned to his friends’ flat and claimed that his wife was not answering the door.
The group then watched as he climbed through a window into the flat before telling them, ‘Vanessa is on the floor, something has happened to her’.
When he let them in, they found her lying next to the sofa.
Mr Finucane said: “It was obvious she was cold and stiff.”
Gomez-Hernandez flagged down an amublance at 9.26pm and was arrested on suspicion of murder by police at 9.45pm.
Gomez-Hernandez, Fulham, denies murder.
The trial continues.