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Manningham mum 'shaking' on the phone
A mother-of-three was shaking on the phone as she told police her former partner had smashed two windows at her home, a jury heard.
Samantha Warren rang five months before she was killed to report that Santosh Kumar had broken two glass panes in her front door and she was afraid he was coming back.
Miss Warren told officers she was “shaking just reporting it,” Bradford Crown Court was told yesterday. In the call, on November 8 last year, she said: “I am just scared he comes back later on and tries it on again.”
Miss Warren said Kumar had threatened herself, her grandmother and her children.
Kumar, 43, of Crosley Wood Road, Bingley, pleads guilty to the manslaughter of Miss Warren, 33, but denies her murder.
Prosecutor Paul Greaney QC alleges he beat the care home worker to death at her home in Libbey Street, Manningham, Bradford, in a jealous rage after accusing her of being unfaithful. Mr Greaney said that “powerfully built” Kumar left Miss Warren with bruises, broken bones and an unsurvivable head injury after attacking her on April 26.
Miss Warren, who weighed eight and a half stone, suffered fatal bleeding on the brain and died in Bradford Royal Infirmary three days later. She had 31 injuries, including two black eyes, a fractured nose and a broken rib and finger.
Bronwyn Warren told the court her sister was in an on-off relationship with “Tosh” for two to three years.
She recalled one day he was texting Samantha but she did not reply, saying she was not speaking to him.
Miss Warren told the court that her sister received another text from “Tosh” shortly afterwards saying if she did not talk to him, he was going to kill her. The trial continues.