6 November 2018, 15:36 | Up-to-date: 7 November 2018, 15:23
A magician and a churchwarden have appeared in court accused of murdering a trainer and trying to destroy his elderly neighbour.
Martyn Smith and Benjamin Field are also accused of fraud and of stealing a number of rifles.
Thames Valley Law enforcement introduced a double murder inquiry in January, a lot more than two decades immediately after the dying of Peter Farquhar, 69, a visitor lecturer at the College of Buckingham, and seven months immediately after the dying of retired headmistress Ann Moore-Martin, 83.
Mr Farquhar died on Oct 26, 2015, and Ms Moore-Martin, who lived three doors down from him in the village of Maids Moreton, near Buckingham, died on May perhaps 12, 2017.
Field, 28, a church warden, and 32-year-aged Smith, a magician, appeared at Substantial Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.
Field, of Wellingborough Street, Olney, is charged with two counts of
conspiracy to murder Ms Moore-Martin and Mr Farquhar, a single depend of murder of Mr Farquhar, a single depend of tried murder of Ms Moore-Martin, two counts of fraud and three counts of theft.
Smith, of Penhalvean, Redruth, Cornwall, is charged with two counts of conspiracy to murder Ms Moore-Martin and Mr Farquhar, a single depend of murder of Mr Farquhar, a single depend of tried murder of Ms Moore-Martin, a single depend of fraud, and two counts of theft.
The two gentlemen are accused of stealing a French carbine rifle, an African extended gun and a Martini-Henry rifle in April 2016, the court heard.
They are alleged to have committed fraud in 2016 by falsely claiming an additional guy, Thomas Field, experienced kidney challenges and needed a dialysis equipment really worth a lot more than £26,000.
And Ben Field, who appeared in court with a cropped beard and a white fleece major, faces a demand of stealing a cardigan and a bottle of Drambuie.
Smith and Field were remanded in custody and are because of to deal with Oxford Crown Court on Thursday early morning.
A 22-year-aged Olney guy, who was also arrested on suspicion of conspiring to dedicate fraud by bogus representation and other costs, and has been unveiled below investigation.
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