Date fixed for murder trial
A NEW date has been set for the trial of a Suffolk man accused of murdering his wife.The case against John Walker is now fixed for March next year after it was delayed when he suffered ill health which led to a heart by-pass operation.
A NEW date has been set for the trial of a Suffolk man accused of murdering his wife.
The case against John Walker is now fixed for March next year after it was delayed when he suffered ill health which led to a heart by-pass operation.
Originally the case against the 63-year-old, of Meadow Cottage, Little Bealings, was scheduled to be heard on October 20.
However a spokesman for Ipswich Crown Court, which is set to hear the trial, said: "The case of Walker has gone back to March 22 for trial."
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Walker, who is currently living at a bail address in the London area, was taken ill in late September, but the pains he suffered were originally put down to anxiety and stress.
When the pains increased his doctor sent him to a consultant who diagnosed the condition and he was immediately taken to hospital.
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He remained there until he had an operation to correct his heart problem in mid-October.
At a mention hearing at Ipswich Crown Court on November 21 it was said that although Walker had been recovering from surgery, he was readmitted to hospital on November 18. It was also stated that he would be unfit to stand trial within three months.
Walker is accused of killing his wife Glenda at the home they shared in Little Bealings.
The 63-year-old's body was discovered with a gunshot wound to the chest in November last year.