LiveCourt appearance for man accused of murdering his twin brother

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Summary

  • Robert Cerque due to appear at Southampton Crown Court today
  • He is charged with murder of his twin brother
  • Christopher Cerqua was found dead after being stabbed on New Year's Eve
  • The alleged incident happened at an address in Hythe

10:54am

The court hearing has now ended.

10:44am

Mr Cerqua has been taken back down to the cells. To recap, when Mr Cerqua was asked by the court clerk if he understood the charge of murdering Christopher James Cerqua, he confirmed he did.

10:41am

Magistrate Trevor Vidler has remanded self-employed Mr Cerqua in custody to appear before Winchester Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on Monday, January 6.

10:33am

Cerqua has spoen to confirm his name, age and address.

10:30am

Robert Cerqua has arrived in the dock.

10:29am

Daily Echo: Southampton Magistrates Court

The hearing is being held at Southampton Magistrates' Court on the Avenue.

10:28am

Mr Cerqua is expected to be up second in today's proceedings.

10:24am

According to police officers at the court, Robert and Chris Cerqua were identical twins.

10:24am

Mr Cerqua will be represented by Nicola Attwood. Prosecution today is Christine Burke. Today's bench chairman is Trevor Vidler.

10:23am

Robert Cerqua will appear in court three at Southampton Magistrates' Court charged with murdering his twin brother Chris at a property in Hythe on New Year's Eve.

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