Man accused of wife murder appears in court

11:40am Thursday 29th January 2009

The Hampshire man accused of killing his wife in a town centre park has appeared before a crown court today.

Peter Cooper, 71, of Highfield Lane, Southampton, is accused of murdering Audrey, 71, a mother of one.

The offence is alleged to have happened in War Memorial Park, in Romsey, earlier this month.

She had been stabbed to death.

He made a brief appearance at Winchester Crown Court before Judge Guy Boney QC who adjourned the case until a plea and case management hearing at Winchester on April 30.

Cooper was remanded in custody.

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