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Murder charge

PUBLISHED: 13:41 28 January 2010 | UPDATED: 17:33 25 August 2010

A MAN appeared in court accused of stabbing a dad-of-two to death. James Saunders, 20, of Powerscroft Road, Sidcup, is accused of murdering Moses Devall, who was knifed in the chest at his home in the early hours of October 31 last year. He was pronounc

A MAN appeared in court accused of stabbing a dad-of-two to death.

James Saunders, 20, of Powerscroft Road, Sidcup, is accused of murdering Moses Devall, who was knifed in the chest at his home in the early hours of October 31 last year.

He was pronounced dead by doctors at the address in Swallowtail Close, St Paul's Cray.

Saunders spoke only to confirm his name and did not enter a plea.

His brothers, William Saunders, 22 and John Saunders, 29, are accused of attacking a second person, Sarah Schock, on the same day.

Their sister Charmaine Coates (also known as Laura Sanders), 28, of Leydenhatch Lane, Swanley and husband 30-year-old Levi or Elijah Coates are also accused of assaulting Ms Schock. They are jointly charged with causing grievous bodily harm.

Charmaine Coates appeared in the dock with James Saunders, the remaining three defendants appeared via prison videolink.

All five have been remanded in custody and are due to face trial on May 10. They are next set to appear in court on February 18.


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