Man run over by girlfriend ‘clicked’ with one other lady earlier than he died
- Alice Wood is accused of murdering Ryan Watson outdoors their dwelling in 2022
A person who was run over by his girlfriend had ‘clicked’ with one other lady at a charity get together hours earlier than his dying, a court docket has heard.
Alice Wood, 23, is accused of murdering her boyfriend Ryan Watson, 24, close to the house they shared in Rode Heath, Cheshire, on May 6 final yr.
The homicide trial heard the proof of visitors who had been with the couple earlier within the night to have a good time the sixtieth party for a service person of the Headway mind damage charity, which Mr Watson was a help employee for.
Tiffany Ferriday instructed Chester Crown Court on Tuesday she had been sat at a desk with the couple, alongside together with her mom, who used the charity. She stated she and Mr Watson, who she had met a few occasions earlier than, had ‘clicked’ on the evening.
The court docket heard Miss Ferriday left the get together earlier than Mr Watson and Ms Wood however shortly after 11pm acquired three missed calls from an Instagram account known as Ry, which she later discovered was Mr Watson’s account.
Alice Wood (pictured), 23, is accused of murdering her boyfriend Ryan Watson, 24, close to the house they shared in Rode Heath, Cheshire, on May 6 final yr
The prosecution allege Ms Wood ‘misplaced her mood’ and killed Mr Watson (pictured), hitting him together with her Ford Fiesta and driving 158 metres with him beneath the automotive
Miss Ferriday described Mr Watson as ‘very completely happy’, ‘jolly’ and ‘bubbly’. She stated: ‘Ryan was the sunshine of the desk. He was dancing with us all, he was involving everybody. Alice did not actually appear to get entangled.’
She stated that at one level, Ms Wood instructed Mr Watson: ‘Watch what you are ingesting.’
Miss Ferriday stated she felt like she was ‘getting stared at’ by Ms Wood, who was ‘just about neglected’ of dialog.
In cross-examination, Miss Ferriday agreed she thought Wood was gazing her due to the best way she and Mr Watson behaved with one another.
Gudrun Young KC, defending, prompt she may ‘maybe hardly blame her’, however was instructed by Judge Michael Leeming that that was remark.
The witness, who broke down in tears at factors throughout her proof, stated she tried to ring Mr Watson again after lacking his calls however that there was no reply and she or he despatched a message saying ‘who’s this?’
In an announcement which was learn to the court docket, the couple’s neighbour Elaine Abbott stated that a while after 11pm she heard the footsteps of two individuals she believed to be Mr Watson and Wood returning to their dwelling on Oak Street.
She stated: ‘I heard Ryan shout one thing like “oh God, not this again”. I then heard footsteps strolling away.’
The homicide trial heard that Mr Watson (pictured) had ‘clicked’ with one other lady at a charity get together hours earlier than his dying
Ms Wood (pictured) is on trial at Chester Crown Court and denies murdering her boyfriend
Rebecca Callister, who lives on Sandbach Road, instructed the court docket she was woken by the sound of metallic crunching at about 11.30pm.
She stated when she seemed out of the window, she noticed a person arguing with somebody inside a automotive.
She stated she noticed the automotive transferring forwards in direction of the person.
She added: ‘It seemed prefer it was designed to intimidate and scare them a bit bit.’
The prosecution allege Ms Wood ‘misplaced her mood’ and killed Mr Watson, hitting him together with her Ford Fiesta and driving 158 metres with him beneath the automotive.
She denies homicide.