A 50-YEAR-OLD man was allegedly killed by his lover and her jealous ex-boyfriend, a jury heard. Kevin Kennedy's decapitated body was found in a shallow grave in Sneinton, Nottingham. Peter Healy, 51, of Lord Nelson Street, Sneinton, and Tara Swift, 41, of West Street, Leicester, deny his murder. They went on trial yesterday at Nottingham Crown Court. The court heard that Mr Kennedy's body was found in undergrowth on land between Rossington Road and Burrows Court, Sneinton, on August 8 last year. His headless and armless corpse was inside a checked duvet cover. His head and arms have never been found, the jury heard. Healy and Swift, who allegedly murdered him three weeks earlier, are also charged with perverting the course of justice between July 17 and August 8, 2012, by concealing and/or disposing of the body and the body parts of Mr Kennedy. Mr Kennedy was last seen alive on CCTV on July 17, walking toward Rossington Road with a blue carrier bag. The jury was told that the following day Swift told a woman that Healy had been beating up Mr Kennedy and Mr Kennedy had been begging her to call an ambulance. Swift claimed she was too scared to do so, fearing that if she had called an ambulance, she, too, would have been beaten up by Healy. "She said Kevin Kennedy had been left at her home and they had locked him in," said Timothy Spencer, QC, prosecuting. Mr Spencer said in due course Swift presented herself to police as a "helpless bystander" – helpless to prevent a horrific assault which she says she witnessed by Healy on Mr Kennedy. Healy allegedly told a friend in Hucknall he had been in a fight with a man at "Tara's place". He said the man had a knife and stabbed Healy in the hand. He said he had hit "the bloke" with a stool and, at some point, Swift had told him to stop. The prosecution say that within four hours of the last sighting of Mr Kennedy he had been fatally attacked. Healy had allegedly been well aware that Mr Kennedy was the new man in Swift's life. Mr Spencer said: "The prosecution say Healy was a jealous man. He was aware Tara Swift had taken up with Kevin Kennedy." Mr Spencer said that there was no CCTV footage of either defendant on July 18 going anywhere near Rossington Road. "We say they were deliberately staying away from 63 Rossington Road, as they knew perfectly well the enormity of what had gone on the evening or night before." Days on from the attack, they were caught on CCTV in the Rossington Road area. Healy allegedly got "rid of something" in one of the shots, say prosecutors. The case continues.