Man goes on trial in hospital bed

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A man made legal history when he appeared in court in a hospital bed yesterday, accused of murdering his wife and her mother during "acrimonious" divorce proceedings.

Sergei Zolotovsky, 44, "brutally stabbed" Svetlana Zolotovska, 40, at a bus stop in Beckton, east London, before going back to the family home and killing Antonina Belska, 70, in August 2010, the Old Bailey heard. He denies two counts of murder. The jury heard he had tried to kill himself before he was arrested, and made a second attempt in custody, sustaining serious injuries. The trial continues.