April Jones: Mark Bridger probably responsible for death, defence tells court
The man accused of murdering missing April Jones is expected to say he was probably responsible for her death but he did not murder her, his barrister told Mold Crown Court.
Former lifeguard Mark Bridger, 47, has denied three charges, including the five-year-old's murder and abduction following her disappearance in Machynlleth, Powys, on 1 October.
April's parents, Coral and Paul, were at the hearing at Mold Crown Court.
The trial date was set for 25 February, and it is expected to last four weeks.
Cemlyn Davies reports.