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easthillroadseriousincident27UPDATED: A trial against 53-year-old Deborah Napier, who is accused of murdering local father Jolyon Wray back in June of this year, is to begin at Winchester Crown Court today (Tuesday).

As previously reported by Island Echo, Police were called Leavington House on East Hill Road on the afternoon of Monday 13th June. Officers found the body of 46-year-old Jolyon Wray with a knife penetrating through his back. A 53-year-old woman was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder, now known to be Deborah Ann Napier of Amazon Close, Basingstoke.

Napier denied a single charge of murder when she appeared at Winchester Crown Court on 16th September.

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The trial is expected to last 2 weeks.

Photo: Chris Talbot
Photo: Chris Talbot/CC-BY-SA-2.0

UPDATE WEDNESDAY – The court has today heard how Deborah Napier stabbed 46-year-old Jolyon Wray in the back with a 5-inch steak knife.

The incident on 13th June took place at a basement flat on East Hill Road, Ryde whilst both Napier and Wray were drunk.

In a 999 call to Police, Napier said that she stabbed Wray as she was ‘fed up’ of him hitting her.

Ms Napier has admitted manslaughter but denies murder. The trial continues.

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