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Senior Norfolk detective ‘disappointed’ with Morrisons murder trial verdicts

PUBLISHED: 14:14 20 December 2017 | UPDATED: 18:00 20 December 2017

John Monk leaves Norwich Crown Court after being found not guilty for the killing of Nick Rogers in Wymondham Morrisons store. Detective chief inspector Marie James.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

John Monk leaves Norwich Crown Court after being found not guilty for the killing of Nick Rogers in Wymondham Morrisons store. Detective chief inspector Marie James. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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The detective leading the investigation into the killing of Nick Rogers admitted she was disappointed with the verdicts in the case.

Both Lee and John Monk were had been charged with murder, but they were found not guilty with just Lee being convicted of manslaughter.

Detective Chief Inspector Marie James, from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, said: “I’m disappointed. There has been some justice today however nothing will make things better for the family and friends of Nick.

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“They have lost a son, a brother and a friend who continues to be missed by those still struggling to come to terms with his untimely death.”

She added: “Nick needlessly lost his life through an act of violence. Frenzied attacks and acts of violence have consequences for all involved.

“I think a moment of madness - 18 seconds at the most - and a young man, who was fit and healthy, has lost his life.”

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