'I killed a demon': Jordan Miller pleads not guilty to murder over the death of girlfriend Emerald Wardle

By Sam Rigney
Updated May 18 2022 - 6:34am, first published 6:33am
TRAGEDY: Emerald Wardle was allegedly murdered at a home at Metford in June, 2020.

A MAN who strangled his 18-year-old girlfriend to death at Metford in 2020 was in a psychotic state and had formed the belief she was a "demon" who was "sucking the life out of him", a jury has heard.



Sam Rigney

Court Reporter

Sam began his Newcastle Herald career as a night police reporter in 2011. He is an experienced court reporter who has won two national court reporting awards, including the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Court Reporting for his coverage of the Hunter's worst serial rapist. Before working at the Herald, Sam was a sports journalist with the Maitland Mercury where he won awards for his coverage of the Newcastle Rugby League salary cap scandal. Sam is a Novocastrian born-and-bred.

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