Man admits helping to hide bodies

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MARK NEWALL, whose older brother Roderick has admitted murdering their parents, yesterday pleaded guilty to helping to dispose of their bodies.

But the 27-year-old financier still faces an alternative charge of murder, which he denies. He admitted two charges of criminally aiding and abetting in the burial of each parent when he appeared before Jersey Police Court.

Cyril Whelan, Crown Advocate, said the Crown reserved the right to pursue the murder charge against Mr Newall depending on what was revealed by forensic evidence from the bodies of his parents, Nicholas Newall, a Lloyd's underwriter, and his wife, Elizabeth. Their remains were dug up from a shallow grave last week at Greve de Lecq, a beauty spot on Jersey. Mark Newall was remanded in custody to 6 December.