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Jury retires in Norfolk sex offender murder trial

Gordon Boon, whose body was found near Great Witchingham
Jurors were told Gordon Boon had convictions for sex offences

The jury in the trial of a man accused of strangling a sex offender in Norfolk has retired to consider its verdict.

Royston Jackson, 43, of Pettus Road, Norwich, denies murdering 73-year-old Gordon Boon in October 2008.

Norwich Crown Court heard earlier that Mr Jackson was convicted of murdering teenager Stephen Raven in Essex in 1989.

Mr Justice Underhill told the jury at Norwich Crown Court that Mr Jackson had elected not to give evidence.

Earlier the court heard that Mr Boon's body was found under fence panels in a remote lane near Great Witchingham, the court heard.

The men met at a bail hostel in Norwich following Mr Jackson's release from prison and both had moved out to separate properties shortly before Mr Boon's death.



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