Accused woman `acting'

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The Independent Online
A MEMBER of an amateur dramatic society appeared to be "acting" when she collapsed after bludgeoning and stabbing her lover's wife to death, a court was told yesterday.

Jenny Cupit, 24, from Warrington, Cheshire, a former hairdresser, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Kathryn Linaker, a 33-year-old deputy head teacher, who died at her home, also in Warrington, on 17 April last year.

The jury at Chester Crown Court yesterday heard a written statement from Kenneth Fellowes, who has 20 years' service with Mersey Regional Ambulance Service. He said: "The young girl dropped to the floor. It was as if she was acting."

Mrs Cupit conducted a 16-month affair with Mrs Linaker's husband, Chris.

The Linakers met Mrs Cupit and her husband, Nick, while members of the Warrington-based Centenary Operatic and Dramatic Society.

The trial continues today.