Husband, 32, accused of beating his wife to death with a saucepan after she compared their marriage to a Doctor Foster episode tells court he ‘moved her body so his daughter wouldn’t find it’

Mail Online | 5/16/2018 | Stewart Paterson For Mailonline
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A husband accused of murdering his wife today said he moved her body and placed obstacles in the way so his daughter wouldn't find it when she woke up.

Steven Grainger is accused of killing his wife Simone in the house they shared while their children were asleep.

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When he heard his daughter stir, he decided to hide his wife's body by rolling her in a blanket and dragging her onto the conservatory of their home.

The 32-year-old told the jury that he didn't want his daughter to see her mother's body so even put a clothes horse in the line of sight so she did not spot her body.

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The father-of-two was accused of hitting his 30-year-old wife over the head with a saucepan and strangling her in the middle of the night.

The jury at Reading Crown Court heard that he had called prostitute and a man he purchased cocaine off in the hours after the killing.

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Grainger admits killing his wife however, denies murdering her and told the jury he pushed her away when she went for him with a pair of scissors on the night of November 4, last year.

Her body was discovered by a cousin Karima Dernawi who unusually had not been in contact with Simone for a day before letting herself in and finding her rolled up in a rug.

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The pair were teenage sweethearts who married after being together for more than and decade.

However, the extent of their volatile relationship was revealed in abusive messages the pair sent to each other including Simone telling Grainger she had wished she had never married him.

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Simone's body was found in the first home they had shared together in Windsor Way, Calcot, Berkshire.

Grainger told a jury today that he was 'in bits' and moved his wife's body to hide it from...
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