Yeovil’s murder suspect has caught Coronavirus in a Bristol prison
Matthew Sheridan who was due in Crown Court today in Exeter has had his hearing delayed after becoming infected with the deadly virus.
He’s accused of the murder of Devon security guard Louis Bednall five days ago on Hendford Hill in the market town of Yeovil.
The case was adjourned by Judge Peter Johnson after he was told Sheridan has tested positive for coronavirus and is confined to his cell at HMP Bristol.
The suspected killer was due to appear by video link for a preliminary hearing at which he was expected to enter his plea.
The case has now been adjourned and the hearing will now take place on February 24, 2021, and said a decision will be taken later on whether it will be heard at Exeter or Bristol Crown Court.
The judge remanded Sheridan in custody and said a trial, if needed, would need to take place before custody time limits expire on August 10, 2021.
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