Man accused of murdering 5 prostitutes goes on trial in UK

A man charged with murdering five prostitutes in a series of killings that shocked England and led to a manhunt by hundreds of police officers went on trial Wednesday. Prosecutor Peter Wright opened the trial at Ipswich Crown Court by telling the jurors that Steve Wright, 49, a former pub landlord, was responsible for killing all five women, whose naked bodies were found in the Ipswich area over a 10-day period in December 2006. The lawyer said the evidence will explore whether the defendant carried out the crimes alone, or with the assistance of someone else. The prosecutor, who is not related to the defendant, said each victim had a drug problem and had resorted to prostitution to fund an addiction.