‘Murdered for money’

Court hears how Latvian woman is believed to have suffered 70 ‘hammer’ injuries

‘Murdered for money’

Touching floral tributes laid at Ludmila’s home in Lodge Court, Limavady, last month.

Julie Magee


Julie Magee



A LATVIAN woman, whose body was found at her Limavady flat last month, was “murdered for money,” a court has been told.

Ludmila Poletelova, who worked at the Classic wine bar with her alleged killer, is believed to have suffered 70 injuries, inflicted by 35 strikes of a claw hammer.

Svetlana Svedova, of College Court, Limavady, is charged with the murder of the 61-year-old Ms Poletelova between April 19 and April 24 this year.

The 46-year-old appeared by video link from Hydebank Prison, before Coleraine Magistrates, sitting remotely in Ballymena, on Monday, May 17.

*Full story in this week's Constitution*

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