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A 50-year-old app designer, Andrew Innes, stood trial for double murder after allegedly beating a 25-year-old mother, Bennylyn Burke, two, with a hammer and killing her two-year-old daughter.
Andrew Innes allegedly beat up Bennylyn Burke to death
Andrew Innes reportedly beat Bennylyn Burke to death with a hammer at her Dundee home.
The software engineer is also believed to have murdered his two-year-old daughter Jellica Burke in an unknown manner in her home over a period of 17 days.
Innes was faced with a petition alleging two counts of murder when he briefly appeared in private at Dundee Sheriff’s Court yesterday afternoon.
He allegedly committed the two murders between February 17 and March 5 of this year at his home at 21 Troon Avenue.
The first indictment alleges that he attacked Bennylyn Burke by repeatedly hitting her on the head with a hammer or similar instrument and killing her.
The second alleges that he assaulted and murdered her little girl “by means currently unknown to the prosecutor.”
Innes appeared during the weekend after his arrest, rather than in front of Sheriff John Rafferty.
The case continued for further investigation and Innes was detained.
House on Troon Avenue
Meanwhile, a forensic team searched the family home on Troon Avenue, where a tent and garbage container were set up in the garden.
Officers arrived at the scene Friday afternoon and remained at the scene all weekend after initially responding to an investigation into missing persons.
Mrs Burke and her two children were last seen in Bristol on February 17 and reported missing on March 1.
A seven-year-old girl was found alive on the Dundee property and is being assisted by police.
Ms Burke is believed to be originally from the Philippines and traveled to Bristol about two years ago.
Scottish police confirmed over the weekend that the investigation had turned into a homicide investigation, although no bodies were found at the time.
Ms Burke reportedly had relatives living in the UK and they were told that they were her closest relatives.
A friend from Bristol paid tribute and told reporters: “He was heartbreaking and we all cried all the time. He is very sad.
“Jellica was so happy and so nice. Bennylyn was a full-time mother and her daughter was her life.
“She was a very happy girl and we always laughed together. She was very pretty and always smiling and very pretty. We are beyond devastated.
“Bennylyn always had fun with Jellica and we would get together for pizza and picnics. The last time I saw them was in Bath before the end of December.
She “She looked so happy. It’s so heartbreaking to think about it now.
Door-to-door surveys were conducted in Dundee’s Ardler neighborhood, where Innes lives in a £ 250,000 five-bedroom house.
Detectives are trying to determine the full extent of Ms. Burke’s movements since her last visit to Innes’s arrest.
Detective Superintendent Graeme Mackie of the Scottish Police Chief Investigation Team said: “I ask anyone with information to speak to us.
“This is a complex investigation involving both local Dundee officers and Scottish police officers.
Bennylyn’s relatives have been informed of her arrest and are assisted by other Avon and Somerset police officers.
“In this difficult time, our hearts go out to her family and her friends.
Anyone with information was asked to call the Scottish police on 101, citing Incident 1434 of March 5, 2021.