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‘Septic Tank’ Murder Trial Begins

‘Septic Tank’ Murder Trial Begins

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Timothy Hannam QC and Adam Western are defending an 89 year old accused of murdering his wife and hiding her body in septic tank.

The prosecution say the defendant, David Venebles, murdered his wife, Brenda, and put her body in the septic tank in the garden of their home at Quaking House Farm in the Worcestershire village of Kempsey.

Venebles reported his wife missing on 4th May 1982. However, her body was found in 2019 when the tank was being emptied.

The trial at Worcester Crown Court continues and is expected to last up to six weeks.

A BBC news report can be found here.

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