Murder victim was stabbed eight times

MURDER victim Paula Poolton fought for her life as she was stabbed eight times by her killer, the jury has heard.

Home Office pathologist Dr Deborah Cook took the stand at the Winchester Crown Court trial of Roger Kearney, 57, to explain her findings.  She told how Mrs Poolton had been stabbed seven times in the body and once on the arm in a wound consistent with self defence.  Four stab wounds could have been fatal, while one definitely would have as it passed to a depth of six inches.   But Dr Cook said: ‘I have got no idea of the order of injuries. It’s impossible to identify the order of the injuries.’

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