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Low-key funeral for pensioner shot dead in care home

Photo: ITV News Anglia

The funeral of 81-year-old Rita King, who it's alleged was murdered by her husband of nearly 50 years, has taken place in Essex.

Ronald King, who's 86, is accused of shooting dead his wife at her care home in Walton last December. The 86-year-old is in custody at Chelmsford prison and didn't attend her funeral.

Rita's funeral was low-key with just a handful of mourners attending.

Rita King. Credit: De La Mer House

I think the music that was played at the end was really appropriate. They played Frank Sinatra 'Fly Me To The Moon' and they used to go dancing together, they loved dancing and they used to go bowling together and I know they had this wonderful life together because they had no children so their whole life was devoted to each other and so it's tragic that it's ended like this."

– Julie Curtis, Care Home manager
The crime scene last December. Credit: ITV News Anglia

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