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Jury out in Pamela Jackson murder trial
11:02am Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
A JURY has been sent out to consider its verdict in the trial of a fell-runner accused of murdering his lover and burying her in a shallow gave on moorland.
Adrian Muir, 51, from Calder Terrace, Halifax, West Yorkshire, denies murdering grandmother Pamela Jackson, 55, from Chester-le-Street, County Durham.
The mother-of-three vanished from her home in March and her body was discovered in a shallow grave on bleak Pennine moorland near Ripponden, West Yorkshire, in May.
By then Mr Muir, a stonemason who said he knew every inch of the moors, had been charged with her murder.
The jury at Newcastle Crown Court has been told he fractured her skull following a row at her home and he dumped her body 120 miles away that night.
Mr Muir denies the charge, claiming he loved her and that the real killer had tried to implicate him in the murder.