Man admits killing Bennylyn and Jellica Burke at his Dundee home

A man has admitted killing a woman and her two-year-old daughter and burying their bodies under the floor of his home in Dundee.

But Andrew Innes, 52, denies murdering Bennylyn and Jellica Burke, claiming diminished responsibility.

Innes is now standing trial accused of murdering 25-year-old Bennylyn and her daughter in February or March 2021.

He is also accused of sexually assaulting Jellica Burke and attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

Innes faces a further charge of raping another child. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

A joint minute of agreed evidence between prosecutors and Innes’ defence team was read to a jury at the start of the trial at the High Court in Edinburgh.

This is evidence which has been agreed between prosecutors and Innes’s legal team as being uncontroversial.

Junior prosecution counsel Frankie Morgan said Innes had caused Bennylyn’s death by stabbing her with a knife and repeatedly hitting her on the head with the handle of the knife and a…

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