Wife murder charge man in court

JOHN Walker, the pensioner accused of murdering his wife, has appeared at Ipswich Crown Court to learn the date of his trial.Walker, 65, yesterday appeared wearing a grey suit and purple tie and spoke only to confirm his name.

JOHN Walker, the pensioner accused of murdering his wife, has appeared at Ipswich Crown Court to learn the date of his trial.

Walker, 65, yesterday appeared wearing a grey suit and purple tie and spoke only to confirm his name.

Judge John Devaux set October 20 as the date for Walker's expected five-day trial.

Walker, a former technical manager for chemical company BASF, denies murdering his 65-year-old wife Glenda.

Her body was found at her home Meadow Cottage, off Lodge Road, Great Bealings at 8.20am on November 12, last year.

A post-mortem examination carried out by a home office pathologist confirmed the cause of death was the result of a single gunshot to the chest.

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Walker is currently listed at a London address with bail fixed at £125,000 and an order to report to Islington Police Station three times a week.

Walker, a former agricultural scientist from Great Bealings was extremely well known in both Bealings and Woodbridge.

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