THE TYCOON AND THE PROSTITUTE: MULTI-MILLIONAIRE 'STRANGLED STRIPPER HE WAS PAYING £10,000 A MON
Property developer Peter Morgan, 54, allegedly strangled Georgina Symonds, 25, with twine after paying her a monthly wage, Newport Crown Court heard
Property developer Peter Morgan allegedly strangled mum-of-one Georgina Symonds with twine he took from his workshop before driving her body away in his £52,000 Porsche.
Georgina Symonds was throttled with twine after being given her monthly wage, the court was told
Morgan had been in a three year relationship with Georgina the court heard
Morgan a married father of two from Lianellen, near Abergavenny, South Wales, had been in a three-year relationship with Georgina, 25, the court heard.
Prosecutor William Hughes QC told the court she worked as a burlesque dancer, but later as a high-end prostitute.
Mr Hughes said: "The murder of Georgina Symonds was pre-meditated and well planned by Peter Morgan.
The 25-year-old was a trained beautician
The court was told the alleged victim had begun working as a high-end prostitute
Georgina was being paid between £7,000 and £10,000 -a-month by Morgan the court heard.
The jury of eight men and four women heard Georgina worked as an escort after first becoming a pole dancer.
"Georgina does not disclose other work that she undertook.
"It's in her career as an escort she met Peter Morgan as a client.
"There was no exclusivity at this stage she saw other clients and he would use other escorts.
"But the relationship developed from being professional to something a bit more than that.
"He would lavish her with gifts and spend a lot of money on her.
"There came a point when he did not want her to see other clients and began paying her between £7,000 and £10,000 a month and put her up to live in a property he owned."
Morgan denied murder. The trial at Newport Crown Court is expected to last three weeks.