Man accused of murder faces further charge of raping a seven-year-old

App designer, 51, who ‘murdered woman, 25, and her two-year-old daughter and hid their bodies under a kitchen floor’ faces further charge of assaulting and raping seven-year-old girl

  • Andrew Innes, 51, is accused of killing Bennylyn Burke, 25, and her child Jellica
  • Prosecutors further accuse him of raping a girl, aged seven, at house in Dundee
  • Innes today faced charges as he appeared via video at High Court in Glasgow
  • No plea was entered and case was adjourned until further hearing in December
  • An app designer who is accused of murdering a mother and her two-year-old daughter faces a further charge of raping a seven-year-old girl.

    Andrew Innes, 51, is alleged to have killed 25-year-old Bennylyn Burke and her child Jellica at a house on Troon Avenue in Dundee, 스코틀랜드.

    Prosecutors claim he hid their bodies under the kitchen floor and further accuse him of assaulting, raping and attempting to rape another child.

    Innes today faced the charges as he appeared via video-link at the High Court in 글래스고. No plea was entered at the hearing.

    Andrew Innes, 51, is alleged to have killed 25-year-old Bennylyn Burke and her two-year-old daughter Jellica (위 사진 둘 다) at a house on Troon Avenue in Dundee, 스코틀랜드

    Andrew Innes, 51, is alleged to have killed 25-year-old Bennylyn Burke and her two-year-old daughter Jellica (위 사진 둘 다) at a house on Troon Avenue in Dundee, 스코틀랜드

    Ms Burke, 위 사진. Innes today faced the charges as he appeared via video-link at the High Court in Glasgow. No plea was entered at the hearing

    Ms Burke, 위 사진. Innes today faced the charges as he appeared via video-link at the High Court in Glasgow. No plea was entered at the hearing

    The alleged murders are said to have occurred between February 20 그리고 3 월 5 올해.

    It is claimed Innes stabbed Bennylyn on the body with a knife as well as repeatedly striking her on the head with a hammer and the handle of the blade.

    The indictment alleges Innes murdered Jellica and that he did ‘asphyxiate her by means unknown’.

    Innes also faces a charge of attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

    This includes a claim that he wrapped Ms Burke’s body in a bin bag, blanket and tarpaulin and then concealed the corpse in concrete under the kitchen floor.

    Jellica’s body is also said to have been hidden there.

    Prosecutors say Innes told police investigating Ms Burke’s whereabouts that he had driven her, Jellica and another child to the Old Inns Cafe in Cumbernauld, Lanarkshire on February 28.

    He told the officers that he left them with an ‘unknown maleand had no contact with them afterwards, 법원은 들었다.

    An undated handout photo issued by Police Scotland of Jellica. The alleged murders are said to have occurred between February 20 그리고 3 월 5 올해

    An undated handout photo issued by Police Scotland of Jellica. The alleged murders are said to have occurred between February 20 그리고 3 월 5 올해

    Police outside the house on Troon Avenue in Dundee on March 8. Prosecutors further accuse Innes of assaulting, raping and attempting to rape another child

    Police outside the house on Troon Avenue in Dundee on March 8. Prosecutors further accuse Innes of assaulting, raping and attempting to rape another child

    Innes also allegedly pretended to a young girl that Bennylyn was in hospital and Jellica was in Bristol.

    He is separately accused of assaulting, raping and attempting to rape a child as well as detaining her against her will at a house in Dundee.

    These further alleged offences are also said to have occurred between February 20 그리고 3 월 5 올해.

    Innes had no lawyer acting for him in court. The nature of the charges means he must get legal representation for any possible trial.

    Prosecutor Alex Prentice QC told the court: ‘I understand that he [Innes] has made an application for legal aid and that was refused.

    Forensic officers outside the property in Dundee. Innes had no lawyer acting for him in court. The nature of the charges means he must get legal representation for any possible trial

    Forensic officers outside the property in Dundee. Innes had no lawyer acting for him in court. The nature of the charges means he must get legal representation for any possible trial

    Forensic tents pictured outside the property in Scotland on March 9. It is claimed Innes stabbed Bennylyn on the body with a knife as well as repeatedly striking her on the head with a hammer and the handle of the blade

    Forensic tents pictured outside the property in Scotland on March 9. It is claimed Innes stabbed Bennylyn on the body with a knife as well as repeatedly striking her on the head with a hammer and the handle of the blade

    Flowers and a teddy bear left at the entrance to Troon Avenue on March 9. The case was adjourned until a further hearing in December

    Flowers and a teddy bear left at the entrance to Troon Avenue on March 9. The case was adjourned until a further hearing in December

    ‘He has instructed an Edinburgh solicitor [Stephen Knowles[ on a very limited mandate.

    ‘I have been in touch with the solicitor in person today and he has knowledge of the case.

    ‘My understanding is [Innes] does not intend to instruct legal representation for further hearings. The Crown then moves that Mr Knowles is appointed by the court.

    Lord Armstrong confirmed with Innes that Mr Prentice’s statements were correct.

    The judge continued: ‘Given the nature of the case, I am going to formally appoint a solicitor. You have no difficulty with that?’

    Innes replied: ‘That is correct.

    The case was adjourned until a further hearing in December.

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