Snow delays solicitor murder trial

SCENE: Parkers Wood Close, Chorley,

SCENE: Parkers Wood Close, Chorley,

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The trial of the woman accused of murdering solicitor David Edwards has been delayed for a day due to adverse weather conditions.

The prosecution in the case of Sharon Edwards, 42, of Parkers Wood Close, Chorley, were due to finish summing up their evidence today but jurors have been stranded due to snow that hit the Manchester area this morning.

Mum-of-four Edwards is accused of fatally stabbing him in the heart just weeks after their wedding in Las Vegas in June.

He was found dead in his bed on August 23 - the day after they returned from a holiday in Majorca.

A catalogue of abuse, arguments and jealous incidents have been described to jurors by a solicitor's colleagues and neighbours throughout her trial, but she claims he was verbally abusive to her and that his injuries were genuine accidents caused when he was drunk.

Yesterday she claimed he may have spiked her drink, and that it could be why she can't remember most of the night before his death - when other witnesses had previously reported seeing him bleeding in a pub.

She told the court David Edwards had waved a knife at her, that she took it away and that he walked onto it as she backed away from him in their dining room.

She also claims they cleaned up the blood together, that he told her not to call for help, and told jurors they made love in the hours after the wound was inflicted.

A post mortem examination found 60 separate new and old injuries including cuts, fractures and and bruises.

The case will continue on Monday morning.

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