Coventry & Warwickshire

Jury out in Gemma Hayter railway murder trial

Gemma Hayter
Image caption Five people deny murdering Gemma Hayter

The jury has gone out in the trial of five people accused of murdering a woman who was found dead on a disused railway line.

Gemma Hayter, 27, was found dead in a place known as the old station in Rugby on 9 August 2010. Police said she had suffered serious head injuries.

She was found by a jogger lying face down on a grass verge.

Three men and two women from Rugby deny her murder. The trial at Warwick Crown Court has lasted several weeks.

Jessica Lynas, 19, Daniel Newstead, 20, Chantelle Franklyn Booth, 22, Joe Samuel Boyer, 18, all of Little Pennington Street, and Duncan Edwards, 19, of Ashwood Court, all deny murder.

Mr Boyer also denies a charge of assault.

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