Man charged with killing five-year-old weeps in courtroom
FORMER lifeguard Mark Bridger wept as he appeared in court accused of the abduction and murder of five-year-old April Jones.
The charges were put to the 46-year-old at Aberystwyth Magistrates' Court yesterday.
Bridger is also charged with the unlawful disposal and concealment of April's body with intent to pervert the course of justice.
Bridger cried as he spoke in court to confirm his name, age and address.
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He also confirmed he understood the charges.
Bridger appeared on the verge of tears throughout the hearing, which lasted around four minutes.
He was remanded in custody and will next appear at Caernarfon Crown Court on Wednesday.
April, who suffers from cerebral palsy and needs daily medication, was last seen near her home on the Bryn-y-Gog estate in Machynlleth on the evening of October 1.
Bridger was arrested the following day.
There were angry scenes outside the court as the van carrying Bridger arrived for the hearing.