INSIDE THE BEDROOM ‘WHERE BECKY DIED’
Jury’s grisly tour
JURORS in the Becky Watts murder trial have been given a grisly tour of where the pretty teenager died.
They were also shown round the bathroom where her body was dismembered and the garden where her parts of the 16-year-old were found.
Becky was allegedly murdered in her bedroom in Bristol by her stepbrother Nathan Matthews, 28, and his girlfriend Shauna Hoare, 21.
It is claimed Matthews and Hoare targeted Becky in a sexually motivated kidnap plot on February 19, which culminated in her death.
A post-mortem examination found that after her death Becky was stabbed 15 times in the abdomen and was dismembered across her neck and above her knees, elbows and wrists.
As part of the murder trial, the jury in the case were taken to Becky’s home and saw the bedroom where Matthews suffocated her before allegedly putting her body in his car.
They also visited Matthews’s home, seeing the bath where her killer allegedly used a circular saw to cut up her body. They then saw the shed where her body parts, wrapped in clingfilm, were dumped.
For the visit the 12-strong jury, along with the judge and barristers, were driven by coach from Bristol Crown Court.
The jury of two men and 10 women were shown around Becky’s home, Matthews and Hoare’s house and the garden where her body was eventually stored. The trial judge, Mr Justice Dingemans, and barristers were shown around the properties first by a police officer ahead of the jurors in their small groups.
They were driven the four miles from the city centre court to the semi-detached home where Becky lived with her father Darren Galsworthy and his wife Anjie, who is Matthews’ mother. The jury has been told Matthews and Hoare killed Becky, then put her body in the boot of their car and stayed at the house, watching the kids television channel C-Beebies and playing board game Simpsons Monopoly, in a bid to bolster their claim Becky had “gone out”.
The jury were told the pair then took her body back to their house and cut her up into eight pieces, which were wrapped in clingfilm and stored in a friend’s shed. Matthews has admitted killing Becky but says that it was unintentional and so denies murder.
He says he wanted to scare her because of the way she treated his mother, who is married to Becky’s father.
Hoare, who the jury saw giggling in a police video of an initial interview she gave, denies any knowledge of Becky’s killing.
Matthews, of Warmley, South Glos, denies murder and conspiracy to kidnap.
He has pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice, preventing burial of a corpse and possessing a prohibited weapon. Hoare, of Bristol, denies murder, conspiracy to kidnap, perverting the course of justice, preventing burial of a corpse and possessing a prohibited weapon.
Donovan Demetrius, 29, of Bristol, and James Ireland, 23, of Avonmouth, each deny a charge of assisting an offender.
Karl Demetrius, 29, and his partner Jaydene Parsons, 23, both of Bristol, have pleaded guilty to assisting an offender after the teenager’s body was discovered in their shed. Both maintain they were unaware of what the packages actually contained.
The trial continues.
where cops say Becky’s body was
ACCUSED: Matthews and Hoare