Mur­der hear­ing

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

TWO men charged with mur­der­ing a pen­sioner who had boil­ing water poured over him have ap­peared in court to­gether for the first time.

Rocky Cur­tis (24) and Robert Holmes (23) both from Wis­bech, were due to ap­pear at Lin­coln Crown Court by vide­olink but had to be brought to the court in per­son af­ter the equip­ment failed.

Both men are charged with mur­der­ing pop­u­lar grand­fa­ther Sonny Grey (70) who died in hospi­tal af­ter he was scalded with water from a ket­tle at his home in West­wick Drive, Lin­coln, on Oc­to­ber 29.

Cur­tis, of New­bridge Lane in Wis­bech was ar­rested in con­nec­tion with Mr Grey’s mur­der on 30 April. He was re­manded in to cus­tody by Lin­coln mag­is­trates the next day.

Holmes, of Red­moor Lane in Wis­bech was also charged with Mr Grey’s mur­der af­ter be­ing ar­rested on 30 April, and was re­manded in to cus­tody by Lin­coln mag­is­trates on 2 May.

Both men spoke only to con­firm their names when they ap­peared in the dock at Lin­coln Crown Court for a pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing.

Paul Mann prose­cut­ing, said: “This con­cerns the Sonny Grey mur­der. These two were ar­rested on April 30.”

No pleas were en­tered and the pair were re­manded in to cus­tody. They will next ap­pear at Lin­coln Crown Court for a plea and case man­age­ment hear­ing on Au­gust 2.

A 49-year-old woman has been re­leased on po­lice bail un­til 6 July. Two other men, aged 27 and 29, were ar­rested in March and re­leased on po­lice bail.

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