A prostitute and drug addict has gone on trial accused of the murder of a popular Newsome father-of-three and former pub landlord.
Nicola Louise Bedford, 30, of Blackers Court, Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury , denies the murder of 50-year-old Martin Ackroyd, found dead at his flat in Ashenhurst Rise on May 2 this year.
At the start of a two-week trial, Bradford Crown Court was told how Bedford - known as Nicky - struck up a relationship with Surjit Singh Sidhu, 49, of New Hey Road , Oakes.
Prosecutor Nicholas Campbell QC said that in 2006 Sidhu - known as Sid - paid £4,500 for Bedford to have a breast enlargement and later left his wife.
Opening the prosecution case Mr Campbell said: "Martin Ackroyd was 50 and was murdered in his Huddersfield home. Two people were responsible for that murder and the attempts over the next 36 hours to cover it up.
"There has already been one trial and Surjit Singh Sidhu pleaded guilty to the offence of murder. Nicola Louise Bedford denies it."
Mr Campbell described Mr Ackroyd, who had three sons Michael, 27, Stephen, 26, and TJ, 22, as a "congenial man, popular and generous who loved life."
He said three times married Mr Ackroyd, who ran two West Yorkshire pubs, was a "devoted fan of Elvis Presley". The jury were shown pictures of Mr Ackroyd performing an Elvis song at a karaoke.
Mr Campbell told the court how Bedford had several men friends and Sidhu "remained besotted by her and jealous of those with whom she spent her time."
Sidhu was alleged to have attacked Mr Ackroyd and Bedford and had been due to stand trial at Leeds Crown Court on May 21, three weeks after Mr Ackroyd's death.
The case continues.