THE jury in the murder trial of a Yardley Wood woman who stands accused of murdering her love rival, spent their second day yesterday debating their verdict.
They’d earlier heard at Warwick Crown Court that the accused, Karla Biddle, didn’t have “a jot of justification” for the attack.
Biddle, 32, from Aldbury Road, is standing trial for the murder of Emma Bradshaw - who was stabbed to death in Berkeley Road, Shirley. The attack happened on May 14 last year and Biddle has denied the charges.
It has been claimed during the course of the trial that Biddle’s boyfriend Ashley Watson, who lived on the leafy street, was also seeing Ms Bradshaw
Mark Wall QC, who is leading the prosecution, alleged that Biddle had waited until the victim was alone in the house before entering with a kitchen knife.
But the defendant has said she only went to the address to ask if there was anything going on between Miss Bradshaw and Mr Watson. She claims it was the victim who had come towards her brandishing the weapon.
Since the trial began earlier this month, Mr Wall said that the evidence was dominated by Ashley Watson.
“You may think that he comes out of it with very little credit. But even if that is the view you take, Emma was innocent in it,” said Mr Wall. “Nothing that Ashley could have done to Karla Biddle, and whatever effect it had, provided her with a jot of justification for going there and attacking Emma.”