Postman denies murdering his wife
A POSTMAN is alleged to have murdered his wife then called an ambulance claiming he had discovered her unconscious, a court was told this week. Andrew Evans, of Cornwallis Drive, Eaton Socon, is accused of beating his wife, Leonie, to death at their home
A POSTMAN is alleged to have murdered his wife then called an ambulance claiming he had discovered her unconscious, a court was told this week.
Andrew Evans, of Cornwallis Drive, Eaton Socon, is accused of beating his wife, Leonie, to death at their home on February 4 last year.
At Norwich Crown Court on Wednesdsay Mr Evans denied murdering his wife.
Timothy Barnes, prosecuting, told the court that Mr Evans had even opened the door for the emergency services when they arrived at 11.46pm.
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The paramedics had found Leonie lying in the living room. They could find no heart beat and told Mr Evans she was dead.
The court was told Mrs Evans had injuries to her head, neck and abdomen, which had been caused by kicking, stamping and the application of pressure.
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Mr Barnes said: "It is our case that Mr Evans murdered his wife in the course of that Saturday evening, then waited for some time before he called the emergency services."
Mr Evans, 49, claims he returned home to find his wife unconscious on the floor.
Mr Evans was a postman who worked in Bedford and had been married to Leonie since 1996. They had no children.
"Mrs Evans had a sad and troubled life," Mr Barnes said. "She was an alcoholic and had a personality disorder with a pattern of instability in relationships.
"She would overdose on medication and had been known by Huntingdon mental health authorities since 1998.
"She was an unhappy and troubled woman and her marriage encountered many problems. She may have been a difficult person to live with, though there were times when the Evans' had been happy together, when he would buy her presents."
The case continues.
Visit www.huntspost.co.uk for more updates on the murder trial.