Peter Thurgarland appears at Nottingham Crown Court charged with church warden wife Julia's murder in Maplebeck
A 71-YEAR-OLD man charged with murdering his wife appeared at Nottingham Crown Court this morning.
Peter Thurgarland, of Low Farm, Maplebeck, near Southwell, is accused of killing Julia Thurgarland.
He confirmed his name in the dock this morning at the start of his first hearing in the crown court.
He was wearing a cream and pale green striped polo shirt and grey trousers and wore a hearing aid during the five-minute hearing.
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He will next appear in court on Friday, March 1, when he is expected to make a plea. If a trial is needed, it has been provisionally penciled in for June 3 with a three to four-day estimate.
He was remanded in custody.
Mrs Thurgarland, 70, a church warden, was found dead at home at 3.50pm on Friday, December 28.