Blackhall murder trial RECAP - John Littlewood's on-off partner tells court of moment she found his body
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The 36-year-old was found dead inside a house in Third Street in the village on Tuesday, July 30, 2019.
It was later confirmed by Durham Constabulary that he died of head injuries.
The prosecution has alleged that the father was killed in his own bed in a hammer attack by people who were known to him.
The defendants each come from the village and are Donna Balfour, Ninth Street, 36, Marty Bates, Tenth Street, 31, and Tracey Amanda Bunney, of Tenth Street, 45.
Teesside Crown Court is hearing the case, which could last around three weeks.
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