Pamela Jackson: Murder accused had 'Botox argument'

Pamela Jackson A post-mortem examination found Pamela Jackson died of head injuries

A man accused of murdering a County Durham grandmother had an argument about injecting Botox, a court heard.

Pamela Jackson, 55, went missing from her home in Chester-le-Street in March and her body was found in May on the moors above Halifax, West Yorkshire.

She died of head injuries. Adrian Muir, 50, from Halifax, denies murder.

Ms Jackson's son, Joe, 23, said according to Muir, Ms Jackson asked him to inject her with Botox but he refused to do so on the night she disappeared.

Mr Jackson said Muir's reason for not wanting to inject his girlfriend, who he met on a dating site in April 2012, was because he was "scared of blood".

'Horrible people'

Five days after Ms Jackson's disappearance, her son, who lived with her, had a conversation with Muir about his missing mother, the jury was told.

The 23-year-old continued: "Adrian said she was an idiot for doing the Botox which caused the argument and then eventually my mother told him to leave and come back in a few days."

"He said she went to a friend's house to stay for a while," the student and part-time shop worker said. "I was puzzled. There was no-one I could think of where she would stay because she had never done that before."

Ms Jackson, who had bi-polar disorder, had dated a number of men and her youngest son had described some of them as "horrible people".

Robert Woodcock QC, defending, told the court his client's case was that "one of them must have been... the person with whom she disappeared on 2 March".

The trial continues.

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