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15/07/2013 09:53 BST | Updated 26/07/2013 14:55 BST

Sasha Marsden Death: David Minto On Trial For Teenager's Murder

UPDATE: David Minto has been found guilty of the murder of Blackpool student Sasha Marsden

A man will go on trial on Monday for the murder of a 16-year-old girl whose burning body was found in an alleyway.

College student Sasha Marsden was stabbed in the head and face before attempts were made to set her on fire. Neighbours who tried to put out the flames thought Sasha's body was a mannequin.

The teenager's body was found in the foetal position at the rear of Kirby Road in the South Shore area of Blackpool, Lancashire, on January 31.

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Sasha Marsden's body was found in an alleyway

Sasha was studying childcare at Blackpool and The Flyde college and was described as a "keen dancer" by her family.

David Minto, 22, of Blackpool, denies her murder.

The trial takes place at Preston Crown Court.

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