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Kim Campbell murder trial hears of 'fiance's obscene messages'

Kim Campbell
Image caption Mother Kim Campbell, 41, from Elgin, died in November

A man accused of murdering his fiancee in Moray sent her obscene and racist messages as he suspected her of having a holiday romance, a trial has been told.

James Munro, 56, denies murdering 41-year-old Kim Campbell in Elgin in November.

Her friend Helen Taylor told the High Court in Edinburgh: "He was getting quite intense with his threats".

One messages seen by the jury said: "For that you will die."

The court heard Mr Munro found a photo of Ms Campbell and a man named Zead who worked in a water sports centre in Tunisia, and suspected they had been involved in a relationship.

Mr Munro denies murdering Ms Campbell in their home in High School View, Elgin, on 8 November 2012.

The charge alleges that, after dragging her into a locked room there, he restricted her breathing, kicked and punched her and repeatedly struck her on the head and body with a knife.

The trial continues.

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