Man denies murder of ex-boxer Shaun Cummins
A man has denied murdering ex-boxer Shaun Cummins, but has admitted preventing the burial of his body.
Thomas Dunkley (28), of no fixed address, pleaded not guilty at Leicester Crown Court today to murdering the 45 year old, between September 1 and September 7 this year.
However, he admitted preventing the burial of the former boxer's body between September 1 and September 12.
Dunkley was remanded into custody and will face a trial at Leicester Crown Court next year.
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Mr Cummins was found dead at his bungalow in Marriott Road, in Leicester's Saffron Lane estate.
He retired from boxing in 1995 with a record of 22 wins, six defeats and a draw.
Following a motorbike accident in 2004, the former boxer was left paralysed and bed-ridden, with no feeling from the chest down. He retired from boxing in 1995.