A MAN has been charged with murdering his wife almost five months to the day she was found dead.
Francis O’Neill was charged by police today (Friday, June 20) and appeared at Worcester Magistrates’ Court where under the Mental Health Act he was remanded into care of a hospital until the 78-year-old next appears in court.
On January 21 police were called to a property in Eston Avenue, Malvern, where they discovered Monica O’Neill dead at the scene.
A post mortem found the 74-year-old had suffered injuries caused by blunt trauma.
Mr O’Neill was arrested at the scene but later released without charge until today following police investigations.
He is set to appear at Worcester Crown Court on July 19.