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Boy tells of noises coming from home of Manningham woman who died after attack
A murder trial jury has been told that Samantha Warren’s neighbour heard her shouting and screaming on the afternoon she was fatally attacked.
A 17-year-old said he was in the kitchen at his home in Libbey Street, Manningham, Bradford, when he thought he heard the man next door hitting his girlfriend.
The teenager, who gave his evidence at Bradford Crown Court by video link yesterday, said a woman was “screaming, shouting and crying,” at 2.30pm on April 26.
Miss Warren’s boyfriend, Santosh Kumar, 43, of Crosley Wood Road, Bingley, denies murdering her. He admits manslaughter, saying he did not intend to cause her really serious injury.
The witness said he went outside when the noise stopped and saw “Santosh” standing by the front door of Miss Warren’s house.
He said Kumar had a key to the property and he had seen him driving Miss Warren’s car.
Kumar took the vehicle that afternoon and came back with Miss Warren’s three children.
The youth said he did not see 33-year-old Miss Warren that day.
The night care worker died on April 29 after being admitted to Bradford Royal Infirmary three days earlier with a fatal head injury.
The court has been told that she had suffered bleeding on the brain and the injury was unsurvivable.
Miss Warren had also sustained a fractured nose, a broken rib and finger and two black eyes.
Prosecutor Paul Greaney QC alleges that “powerfully built” Kumar beat eight-and-a-half-stone Miss Warren to death in a jealous rage.
The court heard she was seen by Kumar’s sisters to be lying unconscious on the settee at her home at 10.30pm. They called the emergency services after they failed to rouse her.
When paramedics arrived at the house, Kumar told them Miss Warren had had an argument with someone in the street she had been having trouble with for some time, the jury was told.
The trial continues.