Cases of interest at the Old Bailey on Monday
Court 1 at 9.30am Plea and trial preparation in the case of Jordan McSweeney accused of the murder of 35 year old, law graduate, Zara Aleena, who suffered a sex attack as she walked home from a night out. The victim died of head injuries after allegedly being stamped on. The defendant is also accused of attempted rape and robbery of a mobile phone.
Court 1 at 10.30am trial in the case of John Paul accused of an unsolved murder that took place over 40 years ago. Barman Anthony Bird, 41, was found naked with his wrists bound at his flat in London SW on June 6 1980. The defendant walked into a police station and confessed after over four decades, the court heard.
Court 7 at 10am trial of former GP Manish Shah, who allegedly persuaded patients to have vaginal and breast examinations for his ‘sexual gratification’, Shah, 53, denies 41 sexual offences against eight victims over a five-year period between 2009 and July 2013.
Court 8 at 10am trial of Romain Lapierre and others, including a youth who was 15 at the time of the offence, accused of murder. The victim, 16-year-old Camron Smith, was stabbed to death in Croydon, South London
Court 9 at 10am trial in the case of Jaden Forde and another accused of murder. The victim, 19-year-old Ahmed Beker was stabbed to death in Paddington Green, West London.
Court 10 at 10am Jury may retire in the trial of Darius Kwayke and two others accused of murder. Salem Koudou, 19, was stabbed 32 times after he was chased by up to 15 people intent on revenge in Brixton, south London, after he alleged gate crashed a rival gang’s party.
Court 12 at 10am trial in the case of Jemma Mitchell accused of murder. Mee Kuen Chong, 67, known to friends as Deborah, was reported missing from her home in Wembley, north London, on June 11. Her headless body was found in woodland near the Devon town of Salcombe on June 27.
Court 13 at 10.30am New trial in the case of Franklin McLeod accused of murdering a 53-year-old Marlene Coleman, who was found in an unresponsive state in a house in Lewisham, London SE
Court 14 at 10am Mention in the case of Kadeem Brightley-Barnes accused of murder. Kacey Boothe, 25, was shot dead in Walthamstow, east London
Court 16 at 10am trial in the case of Cornell Burrell and Oliver Scott accused of murder. The body of gym sales manager Justin Bello,38 was body found in a bin shed by dustmen. He had been strangled. Three others are also in the dock accused of trying to cover up the crime.