Hatfield murder: man in court

PUBLISHED: 07:00 20 September 2010 | UPDATED: 12:27 21 September 2010

Fern Dells

Fern Dells

Casey Gutteridge 07525246273

A HATFIELD resident accused of murdering a man found buried in his garden has pleaded not guilty.

The view into the Fern Dells back garden

Richard Clare is charged with killing 43-year-old Peter McConnell on March 21.

A post-mortem examination revealed Mr McConnell, also from Hatfield, died of a single stab wound.

His remains were found buried in the garden of Clare’s home in Fern Dells.

Clare, 38, appeared at St Albans Crown Court on Wednesday.

Police at Fern Dells, Hatfield

A three-week trial is due to take place in November.

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