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Woman charged with stabbing her sister to death in Kent

Phoebe Barton and Karen Barton
Phoebe Barton (left) lived with her sister in Chartham

A woman has been charged with murdering her sister, who was found with multiple stab wounds in a field in Kent.

The body of Karen Barton was found on land off Rentain Road, Chartham, near Canterbury, on Sunday. Tests showed the 51-year-old died from stab wounds.

Ms Barton's body was found by dog walkers in an area known locally as Pickett's Field.

Phoebe Barton, 49, who lived with her sister in Highfield Road, Chartham, has been charged with murder.

She has also been charged with possession of an offensive weapon and will appear at Dover Magistrates' Court on Saturday.



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