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Brothers accused of murdering pensioner and ransacking widower's home

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A court heard how an alleged intruder killed two elderly homeowners during a "vicious" reign of burglaries. Amos Wilsher is accused of murdering Arthur Gumbley, aged 87, and Josephine Kay, 88, in 2017 and 2020.

His younger brother Jason is also on trial at Coventry Crown Court, accused of the murder of widower Mr Gumbley, as reported by Birmingham Live.

Mr Gumbley passed away in December 2017, just three weeks after being punched and kicked at his home near Sutton Coldfield.The brothers deny murder, as well as further charges of conspiracy to rob and wounding with intent relating to a third pensioner who was attacked at his home.Simon Denison QC, prosecuting, said 22-year-old Jason Wilsher, Amos Wilsher and a third man were alleged to have driven to retired business owner Mr Gumbley's bungalow on the evening of Tuesday November 21 2017.They are also alleged to have been involved in a 2017 attack on a third victim, Dennis Taylor, in Creswell, near Bolsover.The Crown alleges that Amos Wilsher acted alone at the home of Mrs Kaye in Stoke-on-Trent on the night of Thursday February 27 2020, wearing a mask and gloves as he broke her leg and stole cash.

She also died in hospital around three weeks after being injured. The barrister said of Mr Gumbley: "A team of three robbers shattered the calm routine of his life."That team of three had travelled to Little Aston in a Mazda RX8 car that had been bought in London the previous day to be used in their criminal activities."They had travelled south from the Tibshelf area of Derbyshire.

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