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Couple accused of murdering teenager Becky Watts had threesome with another woman, court hears

Published 19/10/2015 | 12:35

Rebecca Watts Credit: Avon and Somerset Police/PA Wire
Rebecca Watts Credit: Avon and Somerset Police/PA Wire

A couple accused of murdering teenager Becky Watts had a threesome with another woman, a court heard.

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Nathan Matthews, 28, and Shauna Hoare, 21, had the consensual threesome with a mutual friend on at least two occasions - with it being filmed on a mobile phone by Matthews.

Shauna Hoare being interviewed by police
Shauna Hoare being interviewed by police

He is accused of killing his 16-year-old stepsister with his girlfriend in a sexually motivated kidnap plot on February 19.

The couple allegedly dismembered 5ft 1in Becky into eight parts, which were discovered in a garden shed 80 metres from their Bristol home on March 3.

The woman told the jury at Bristol Crown Court that the sexual activity took place at the beginning of 2014 at her home in Bristol with Matthews and Hoare.

Asked about it by prosecutor William Mousley QC, the woman broke down in tears and replied: "Yes... I am sorry..."

Pausing to compose herself, the woman took a few sips of water and wiped away tears and explained how it happened after splitting with her boyfriend.

"At the beginning of 2014. A threesome, two occasions I think, over a month or two," she said.

"It started as a joke when I was with my partner because I was spending a lot of time with them. He would joke I was having a threesome, but I would laugh it off because it was ridiculous.

"By 2014, it came up in general conversation."

The woman said the threesomes would take place at her home and on one occasion Matthews filmed it on his mobile phone.

The witness, who is in her early 20s, said Hoare got "funny" on one occasion when she kissed Matthews.

"Later she was okay with it and said it was down to drink," the woman told the court.

She also described when Hoare once wrote on her leg in eyeliner.

"It was more of a game," she said.

Mr Mousley asked the witness whether the writing had a "sexual meaning", she replied: "It did, but more in a jokey way."

Adam Vaitilingam QC, defending Matthews, asked the woman whether in fact the threesomes happened between 15 and 20 times.

The woman denied that, but agreed it could have been more than twice.

Matthews, of Hazelbury Drive, Warmley, South Gloucestershire, denies murder and conspiracy to kidnap.

He admits killing Becky, perverting the course of justice, preventing the burial of a corpse and possessing a prohibited weapon.

Hoare, of Cotton Mill Lane, Bristol, denies murder, conspiracy to kidnap, perverting the course of justice, preventing burial of a corpse and possessing a prohibited weapon.

The residents of the Barton Court property, Karl Demetrius, 30, and his partner Jaydene Parsons, 23, admit assisting an offender.

Donovan Demetrius - Karl's twin brother - of Marsh Lane, Bristol, and James Ireland, 23, of Richmond Villas, Avonmouth, a work colleague of Karl, deny the charge.

 

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