Killamarsh: Damien Bendall to face trial charged with murders of four people

24 September 2021, 11:37 | Updated: 24 September 2021, 12:45

Damien Bendall will face trial next year
Damien Bendall will face trial next year. Picture: Alamy

By Will Taylor

A 31-year-old man will stand trial next year for the murders of four people, including three children, in Killamarsh.

The bodies of John Paul Bennett, 13, Lacey Bennett, 11, their mother Terri Harris, 35, and Lacey's friend Connie Gent, 11, were found on Sunday at a house in Derbyshire.

Damien Bendall, of Killamarsh, was charged with their murder and will stand trial in March next year following a hearing at Derby Crown Court on Friday.

Mr Bendall, who spoke only to confirm his name, has been remanded in custody. He was not required to enter any pleas.

The charges allege he murdered all four victims between Friday, September 17, and Monday, September 20.

Judge Nirmal Shant QC said: "Your trial will be fixed for March 1 but before that date there will be a review of this case on November 26."