Granddaughter of Lincoln pensioner Sonny Grey gives evidence at murder trial
The granddaughter of 'tortured' Lincoln pensioner Sonny Grey was among the witnesses to take to the stand during the second day of the trial of the men accused of killing him.
Peige Nelson told Nottingham Crown Court that she was one of the first people to see 70-year-old Mr Grey after he had been attacked in his home in Westwick Gardens, Lincoln on October 29, 2011.
Mr Grey suffered 46 separate or groups of injuries after being attacked and having boiling water poured over him, the court heard yesterday.
Rocky Curtis, 25, of Newbridge Lane, Wisbech and Robert Holmes, 24, of Redmoor Lane, Wisbech, deny murder.
And Miss Nelson, who lived opposite Mr Grey at the time of the attack, described how she saw her granddad walking out of his house following the attack when her mother had opened the front door to let the dogs in.
"We saw Sonny coming towards the house we live in," she said.
"All the lights were on in his house which was unusual because he hated wasting electricity.
"I ran across to him and his clothes were all torn and his vest top was ripped open.
"I asked him what had happened and who had done it and all he said was he had been robbed.
"There was lots of blood on his face and it was swelling and bruising.
"He always wore a chain but that was not there and a ring on his finger was not there either."
Miss Nelson described how "everything was everywhere" and how normally "everything had a place" in her granddad's house.
The trial continues.