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Carlisle murder trail: “sisters heard screams” court hears

[T]WO sisters have told a jury how they heard female screams from a Carlisle house in which a mum-of-two was found fatally injured.

Melinda Korosi was pronounced dead inside her Orton Road home early on September 15 last year, having suffered multiple severe injuries. These included a “gaping” and “unsurvivable” wound to her neck which a pathologist believes was “caused by a sharp or relatively sharp type of implement”.

It is alleged that 33-year-old Miss Korosi was killed by Miklos Verebes. He was found by police next to her lifeless body, covered in her blood. Two blood-stained rocks were located close by.

Verebes, 29, denies murder and has also pleaded not guilty to three charges which allege that he raped Miss Korosi between 2012 and 2016.

Verebes is on trial at Carlisle Crown Court. Today (TUES) Miss Korosi’s next door neighbour Rebecca Wilkinson told jurors how a “loud bang” woke her early on September 15. She heard the sound of glass smashing, looked out of her home and, she said, saw Verebes “jumping in Melinda’s window”.

Miss Wilkinson described the house walls as “thin”, and heard Miss Korosi moving on the stairs. “Then she screamed,” the neighbour added.

Miss Wilkinson’s sister, Danielle, was staying at house, and also gave evidence.

“We heard screams,” Danielle said. “It was just like a high pitch at first, and then we knew…by her tone of voice.

“She just kind of gargled. You could tell she was wanting breath.”

Police arrived, forced entry and led Verebes from the property. Danielle Wilkinson told the court: “He turned around and spat Melinda’s blood at me and my sister.”

The trial continues.

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