9 Aug 2019

Maids Moreton murder verdict

An “evil” church warden is facing life imprisonment for the murder of a 69-year-old university lecturer.

Benjamin Field, 28, killed Peter Farqhar in order to inherit his house and money.

He also targeted Mr Farquhar’s elderly neighbour, Ann Moore-Martin, in the village of Maids Moreton, Buckinghamshire.

He admitted defrauding Ms Moore-Martin, who was in her 80s, but was cleared of attempting to murder her

. Senior investigating officer Mark Glover said: “I don’t think evil is too strong a word for him.”