Orton Malborne Murder Investigation: Peterborough man appears in court charged with murdering his father

Adam Merritt, of Lythemere, Orton Malborne is accused of murdering Robert Merritt

By Stephen Briggs
Monday, 4th July 2022, 10:35 am
Updated Monday, 4th July 2022, 10:37 am

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering his father in Peterborough.

Adam Merritt (33) of Lythemere, Orton Malborne, appeared at Peterborough Crown Court this morning (Monday).

Wearing a grey sweatshirt, Merritt did not speak as he sat in the court dock during the short hearing, which lasted around five minutes. Merritt was not represented by a lawyer at court.

Robert Merritt

He has been charged with murdering his father, Robert Merritt (60), also of Lythmere. Robert Merritt’s body was found by police in the early hours of Wednesday (June 29) morning. He had been stabbed.

Michael Proctor, prosecuting, said the case should be adjourned until September 5, again at Peterborough Crown Court.

Judge Sean Enright agreed, and remanded Merritt into custody until the next hearing.

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