Couple deny murders of buried elderly parents

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A DAUGHTER and son-in-law have denied shooting her elderly parents from Nottinghamshire who were found buried in their own back garden.

Susan, 55, and Christopher Edwards, 57, each entered a plea of not guilty to two counts of murder at Nottingham Crown Court.

The pair are accused of murdering Mrs Edwards’s parents, William and Patricia Wycherley, between May 1 and May 5 1998.

The Wycherleys disappeared from their home in Mansfield in 1998.

Police launched a murder investigation after two sets of human remains were recovered from the garden of the Wycherleys’ home in Blenheim Close, Forest Town, in October last year.

Post-mortem examinations showed both had been shot.

The court heard that both skeletons had been found with two gunshot wounds.

The remains – discovered
after a tip-off –have not been formally identified but officers
believe them to be those of
Mr and Mrs Wycherley, who would now be 100 and 79 respectively.

Mr and Mrs Edwards, of no fixed address, were arrested at St Pancras International railway station in London on October 30 last
year.

The judge His Honour Michael Stokes QC, Recorder of Nottingham, remanded the couple into custody.

They will next appear at Nottingham Crown Court for a hearing on March 21.

A potential trial date has been set for June 2.