Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Defendant in Uncle Murder Case 'Tried to Stop the Knifing'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Defendant in Uncle Murder Case 'Tried to Stop the Knifing'

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A WOMAN accused of killing her uncle is alleged to have admitted that her male co-defendant tried to stop the fatal attack.

Peter Watt was stabbed to death on November 18 in Sholver, Oldham.

His niece, Bernadette Watt, of Vincent Avenue, Oldham, is alleged to have killed him after he admitted abusing her late sister, Michelle Watt, 12 years earlier.

It is alleged that Miss Watt's friend John Connolly, 39, of Wells Road, Oldham, also took part in the attack, and he denies murder alongside her in a Manchester Crown Court trial.

On day five of the trial the jury heard evidence from Theresa Fletcher, who said she met remand prisoner Miss Watt while at Styal prison last December.

Miss Fletcher told the court that Miss Watt had revealed to her that another man, who has not faced any charges, had kicked and punched the victim, but John Connolly was not involved.

"I was told he (John Connolly) was present but he did nothing. If anything he was trying to get her to stop," she said. …

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