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Cumbria murder accused has trial date put back after hearing in Preston

A CUMBRIA man accused of murdering his mother and sister in Millom has had his trial date put back to March next year after a hearing in Preston today.


John Jenkin, 24, who had been living at Newton Street, Millom, had been due to stand trial in Preston Crown Court on October 28.

Jenkin is charged with murdering his mum Alice McMeekin, 58, and his sister Katie Jenkin, 20.

They were found dead in their family home in Newton Street, Millom, on June 8 this year.

Jenkin is also charged with causing unnecessary suffering to an animal, after a dog was found beaten to death in the back garden on the same day.

At a hearing at the crown court in Preston today the case was put back, with the agreement of the judge, His Honour Judge Russell QC, to March 4 next year.

The trial has been set down with a four-day estimation.

The defendant was not present in court during the hearing.

A plea and case management hearing has been listed to take place at Preston Crown Court on Friday, December 6.


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