Rotherham man due to stand trial for landlady murder and three rapes

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A Rotherham man accused of murdering a guesthouse landlady is due to go on trial tomorrow.

John Heald, aged 53, is due to stand trial at Hull Crown Court for the murder of Bei Carter at the Morayland Guest House in Bridlington.

Heald, of Foljambe Road, Rotherham, is also charged with three counts of rape.

The sex attacks are alleged to have taken place in South Yorkshire on Sunday, July 13, last year, and the murder five days later.

Mrs Carter, aged 49, who ran the guest house with her husband Terry, was found dead at the premises. She died from a single stab wound.

The trial is due to last several weeks.