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HID­DEN: Char­lotte Teel­ing A WOMAN was stran­gled to death dur­ing “rough sex” by a man who then hid her body in his room.

Richard Bai­ley, 41, is ac­cused of killing Char­lotte Teel­ing, 33, af­ter meet­ing her in the early hours of the morn­ing she left a night­club.

Birm­ing­ham Crown Court heard that the pair got a taxi back to Bai­ley’s house, where they had sex be­fore mum-oftwo Miss Teel­ing was smoth­ered or throt­tled.

Her near-naked body was found sur­rounded by porno­graphic ma­te­rial in Bai­ley’s bed­room days af­ter she was re­ported miss­ing.

Miss Teel­ing, who had been liv­ing in a refuge in Worces­ter with her chil­dren, had turned to drink and drugs af­ter a for­mer boyfriend com­mit­ted sui­cide.

She van­ished af­ter board­ing a train from Worces­ter to Birm­ing­ham on Fe­bru­ary 22.

Bai­ley, from King­stand­ing, Birm­ing­ham, is charged with mur­der and man­slaugh­ter.

Prose­cu­tor Jonas Hankin QC told the court: “The de­ceased had met the de­fen­dant for the first time just a few hours ear­lier.

“He con­cealed her body in his bed­room, where he was cer­tain to see it for sev­eral days.

“A po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion was launched and po­lice of­fi­cers were led to the ad­dress and en­tered on March 2 when Mr Bai­ley was not there.

“They found her face down on the bed, naked apart from a piece of un­der­wear on her midriff.

“The pros­e­cu­tion’s case is that while hav­ing pen­e­tra­tive sex, con­sen­sual or other­wise, Char­lotte Teel­ing’s death was caused by stran­gling or smoth­er­ing her.

“He has ad­mit­ted to caus­ing her death but is deny­ing any ac­tions that were un­law­ful.

“It will be ar­gued in his de­fence that Char­lotte’s death was an ac­ci­dent due to a choke hold that she asked him to per­form dur­ing rough sex which she ini­ti­ated.”

The trial con­tin­ues.

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