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MICHAEL KERR MURDER TRIAL: Day 2

By Dover Express  |  Posted: December 03, 2013

By Crime staff reporter

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THE trial continues today at the Old Bailey into the murder of budding DJ Michael Kerr.

The popular 30-year-old from Dover, who had learning difficulties, was allegedly slashed across the throat by two women who then claimed he had tried to rape them.

Mr Kerr died in Capel-le-Ferne in April this year.

Charlotte Coulson and Alicia Davis, both aged 22, are alleged to have stabbed Mr Kerr 11 times in a planned attack.

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Both women deny murdering Mr Kerr.

According to reports, the jury heard that Mr Kerr was born with learning difficulties and had a reading age of a 10-year-old child.

He had a speech impediment and struggled with hand and eye co-ordination.

Mr Kerr was particularly proud of his orange/gold Renault Clio and would offer lifts to people for petrol money.

Sarah Whitehouse, prosecuting, claims that the women were heavy drinkers and one of them, Miss Davis, had had sex with Mr Kerr for cash the day before the killing to purchase more booze.

The jury heard of angry text messages between the defendants and Mr Kerr.

The court was told, according to reports, the women were in the Clio in the early hours of April 10.

Miss Coulson, of Clarendon Road, Dover, claimed he fell asleep and awoke to see Mr Kerr trying to rape Aylesham resident Miss Davis.

They claim they found the knife inside the car and used it to attack Mr Kerr in self defence.

The prosecution claims that their story is based on a series of lies.

The trial continues, with first witnesses to be brought before the court later in the morning.

Click here for a round-up of the story from the Old Bailey so far

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