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13 June 2013, 18:12
Six people have appeared in court charged in connection with the murder of a jewellery designer in West Sussex.
Michael Griffiths, 59, was found dead following a fire at his home in Fernhurst near Petersfield on Thursday 24 January.
The jewellery designer and antique buyer had been seriously assaulted before his death.
Gary King, 52 of Broadstairs Road, Broadstairs, Kent, Simon Penton, 42 of Markway, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, Harvey Munford, 22 of Monks Way, Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex, Kerry Rudder, 42 of Markway, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex and Damian Krafft, 26 of High Street, Shepperton, Middlesex have all been charged with the murder of Michael Griffith, conspiracy to commit a burglary with intent to steal and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
Rebecca Rogers, 39 of Pool End Close, Shepperton, Middlesex has been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
All six have been remanded in custody and will appear again at Lewes Crown Court on Monday (June 17th).