Murder trial is told blood was found in house
A MURDER trial jury heard blood was found in a number of rooms at a house where a man was allegedly stabbed to death.
Forensic officers found blood "spattered on the walls" of the house where prosecutors allege Thomas Sutton, 20, was stabbed.
The court heard Mr Sutton and his friend Kyle Harris, 18, called to the property in Maesteg believing there was a party.
But the jury was told Stuart Worvell, 22, was alone in the bath listening to music and flew into a fury at being disturbed.
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He is accused of stabbing Mr Sutton nine times while wrapped in a bath towel before turning the knife on Mr Harris, who survived the alleged attack.
A six-inch kitchen knife, found at Maesteg train station, was shown to the jury at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday.
Forensic scientist Clare Lowrie said Mr Sutton and Kyle's blood had probably been wiped off the blade — but Worvell's blood was on it. Miss Lowrie, a forensic scientist for 39 years, told the court: "This is likely to be the knife used to injure Thomas Sutton and Kyle Harris.
"In my opinion Thomas was stabbed in the house — his blood was spattered on the walls and ceiling. He had stab wounds to the front and back of his clothing and through his hooded top."
The court heard that Mr Sutton's blood was found in the hallway and on the doorstep of the house in Tonna Road, Maesteg. Kyle's blood was discovered on the road outside following the alleged attack in June last year.
The court heard that blood found on the stairs and in the upstairs rooms of the house came from a cut to Worvell's leg and foot injuries where he stood on broken glass.
The jury was told that after the attack Worvell got dressed and fled the scene.
He travelled to Cardiff where he stayed overnight. He then caught a train to Manchester but got off in Dorrington, Shropshire, and handed himself in, the court heard.
Worvell, who had lived in North Cornelly before moving to Maesteg, denies murder and attempted murder.
He claims he acted in self-defence after Mr Sutton and Kyle, both of Caerau, attempted to attack him with pieces of wood.
The trial continues.