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Andrew Sumpton, 47, appeared in Grafton Local Court yesterday charged with the murder of South Grafton woman Michelle Roberts and setting her house alight.

Following the fire, investigators determined that injuries other than burns were found on Ms Roberts’s body.

Police allege Mr Sumpton knew Ms Roberts and that some of his property was found at the home.

Mr Sumpton did not apply for bail and will reappear in court on 2 July.


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