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Gassmann sisters deny murdering Swindon woman

Alison Connolly died from a single stab wound
Image caption Alison Connolly died after being stabbed in May

Two sisters accused of fatally stabbing a woman during a fracas have denied it was murder, a court has heard.

Alison Connolly, 49, of Penhill, Swindon, was attacked at Evelyn House on 12 May.

Charice Gassmann, 19, held the knife and struck a single blow to her chest, a Bristol Crown Court trial heard.

The prosecution said Ms Gassmann did not dispute she was responsible for Ms Connolly's death. Amberstasia Gassmann, 23, denies murder.

A disagreement took place possibly over a moped belonging to the boyfriend of Ms Connolly's daughter, the court heard.

The trial is expected to last two weeks.

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