Jury deliberations continue in Banbury 'murder' trial

Police at the scene of the alleged murder and, inset, Oxford Crown Court Pictures: OXFORD MAIL
Police at the scene of the alleged murder and, inset, Oxford Crown Court Pictures: OXFORD MAIL

Jurors are still out in the Banbury ‘love triangle’ murder trial.

The 12-strong jury retired on Thursday afternoon to consider their verdicts in respect of five defendants accused of involvement in the fatal stabbing of 40-year-old Keith Green outside his shed in Howard Road, Banbury.

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His ‘love rival’, Mark Meadows, 25, is said together with half-brother Travis Gorton, 20, to have stabbed Mr Green to death.

The victim’s partner – and Meadows’ lover – Louise Grieve, 38, is accused of involvement in a plan to kill him.

Also in the dock facing a murder charge are her son, Callum Johnson, 21, and a youth who cannot be identified as they are under-18.

All deny any involvement in a plan to kill or seriously harm Mr Green.

Jurors are expected to resume their deliberations on Tuesday. The trial continues.

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This story was written by Tom Seaward. He joined the team in 2021 as Oxfordshire's court and crime reporter.

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