Uproar as man faces two counts of murder

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THERE were emotional scenes at Luton Magistrates' Court yesterday as a man accused of killing Marina Turvey and her seven-month-old daughter, Charlene, came face to face with the victims' family.

Inside court, where David Edwards, 21, was charged with the double murder, there were scenes of uproar as John Turvey, the husband, hurled abuse at the accused and lunged at the dock. Outside, relatives of the dead mother and daughter became angry with waiting members of the press and a scuffle broke out with a camera crew.

Mr Turvey, 24, of Bolingbroke Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, who had been shaking uncontrollably before the hearing, lunged from the public gallery towards the dock as the charges being brought against Mr Edwards were read out. He was restrained by other family members as he repeatedly shouted: 'Did you hear that? I'll get you.'

Mr Edwards, of Bancroft, Luton, was charged with murdering Mrs Turvey, 19, and her daughter last Friday. Mrs Turvey was shot in Milton Road, Luton, and her daughter's body was later found about three miles away.

Mr Edwards was also charged with attempting to murder John Turvey on the same day and was remanded in custody until 10 May.

Later, amidst a further tirade of abuse, a brother of Mrs Turvey also had to be restrained as he attempted to reach Mr Edwards, who was being led away to the cells.

The emotional scenes spilled outside as family members leaving court appeared to be weak with grief. The murdered woman's mother collapsed.

Meanwhile, family and friends of Mr Edwards rushed from the court attempting to shield their faces from waiting photographers.