Son charged with Millom murders taken to Barrow court
Last updated at 10:05, Monday, 31 March 2014
THE case of a Millom man who has been charged with murdering his mother and sister in their home has been heard in a Barrow court for the first time.
John Jenkin, 23, has been charged with two counts of murder and one count of animal cruelty.
Jenkin arrived at Furness Magistrates' Court but did not appear for the hearing as the court heard he was deemed a 'risk' to himself and potentially to others.
Seven of Jenkin's friends sat at the back of court in what they said was a show of support.
No plea was entered and a bail holding will take place on Wednesday in Preston Crown Court with a preliminary hearing date set for June 28.
At 8.39 am on Saturday morning, police were called an incident at property in Millom, where two people were found dead inside with head injuries.
The family dog was also found dead.
Police have confirmed the women who died as Alice McMeekin, 58, of Newton Street, Millom, and her 20-year-old daughter Katie Jenkin, of Aberdare, however, Miss Jenkin is yet to be formally identified.
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Duhig, leading the investigation said “A team of detectives are working on this investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding these tragic deaths.
“Specially trained officers are supporting the family at this terrible time.
“Events such as these are rare in Cumbria and we are doing everything we can to ensure that the victims families are supported and the offender is brought to justice.”
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First published at 16:18, Saturday, 08 June 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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was there any need for the paper to publish all the details though? i know a paper has a duty to report the news but some of the things that came out in court and were published in the mail are very disturbing both for family members and people who knew the victims. maybe a little bit of censorship or decorum would have been wise
Good old Dane garthÂ¡Â¡Â¡Â¡Â¡Â¡Â¡Â¡ clueless
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