Spalding Double Murder

Representations were made from Andrew Stubbs KC for the girl (15 years old) and Simon Myerson KC for the boy (14 years old). The defendants who cannot be identified because of their ages are jointly accused of murder.

A girl and boy accused of murdering a school dinner lady and her 13-year-old daughter have today (Friday) appeared at Lincoln Crown Court.

The 15-year old girl and 14-year-old boy are jointly accused of murdering Elizabeth Edwards (49) and her youngest daughter Katie Edwards, just 13, whose bodies were discovered at their semi-detached home in Spalding in April.

No pleas were entered to the charges and both teenagers spoke only to confirm their names and that they understood the proceedings.

The pair, who cannot be identified because of their ages, sat in the glass-panelled dock of court room number one at Lincoln Crown Court divided by staff but regularly looked at each other during the hearing, which lasted just over 30 minutes.

The boy, who was wearing a black jacket and white shirt, sat clutching a book during the hearing.

The girl, who who was 14 at the time of the alleged offences, sat quietly wearing a black hooded top and trousers, with her head tilted forward.

Both face two charges of murdering Elizabeth Edwards and Katie Edwards on April 15.

The judge, Mrs Justice Carr, who sat without robes, explained the proceedings to both children after Peter Joyce, QC, for the prosecution, outlined the progress of the case.

Representations were also made by Andrew Stubbs KC, representing the girl, and Simon Myerson KC, representing the boy. The Solicitors are Bird & Co for the boy and Watson Woodhouse for the girl. Junior Counsel are Andrew Stranex for the girl and Nigel Edwards for the boy.

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