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The Melsonby post office murder case comes to court.

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7:16am 21st March 2011
(Updated 7:27am 21st March 2011)

The trial of Robin Garbutt - the man accused of murdering his wife in their Melsonby post office - starts later.

The 45 year old will enter the dock at Teesside Crown Court.

Robin Joseph Garbutt is charged with the murder of his 40 year old wife Diana near a year ago.

Her body was found in the personal living quarters of the post office they ran together in Melsonby near Richmond on March 23rd 2010.

The trial was originally scheduled to get underway last October, but was delayed whilist tests were carried out on a possible murder weapon.

Robin Garbutt denies murdering his wife.

His trial's expected to last about 4 weeks.

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