Two Wisbech men deny murdering 70 year-old by pouring boiling water over him

TWO Wisbech men have denied murdering a 70 year-old man by pouring boiling hot water over him.

Rocky Curtis, 24, and Robert Holmes, 23, appeared at Lincoln Crown Court this week and were remanded in custody until October 12. They will face a plea and case management hearing in advance of a trial not unexpected until next year.

Both men are charged with the murder of 70-year-old Sonny Grey who died in a Nottingham hospital last October after being attacked at his Lincoln home.

Holmes, of Redmoor Lane, and Curtis, of Newbridge Lane, both pleaded not guilty to murdering Mr Grey after he was scalded with hot water.

Mr Grey died in hospital two days after the attack.

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A third Wisbech man, arrested at the same time last December on suspicion of murder and theft, was later found dead in his cell at Norwich Prison.

Thomas Curtis, 29, had been jailed for 12 years for robbery in 2006 and although later released was recalled to prison following his arrest on suspicion of murder.

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Curtis was arrested on December 22 when armed police turned up at the caravan site in New Bridge Lane where he lived.

However, the following day he was transferred to Norwich Prison because he was not well.

On January 2 prison officers found him dead in his cell.

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