A 49 year old man has appeared at Carlisle Crown Court accused of causing the death of his partner by careless driving. John Trevor Dent denied causing the death of Rose-Marie Valente, 49, in February last year by driving without due care and attention and exceeding the legal alcohol limit.
Dent spoke only to confirm his name and enter a plea. Valente, a mother-of-five from Woodside Crescent in Bingley, West Yorkshire, was found dead on a road near to Dent's home at Swindale Grange in Brough on the morning of February 27th.
Dent was bailed on condition he stays at his home address. He will appear at court again on March 4th when a trial date will be set.
A man has been charged following an investigation into the death of a woman in a Cumbrian village.
The body of Rose Marie Valente, who was from West Yorkshire, was found in a lane in Brough on February 27th.
49 year old Trevor Dent from Brough has been charged with drink driving and will appear in court next month.
The family of a woman, who was found dead on Monday, has paid further tribute to her.
Rose-Marie Valente was found dead on Black Bull Lane in Brough on Monday.
The family said she was a "loving and supportive mother and grandparent".
Police have questioned a 48yr old man, who has been released on police bail.
Rose's family said: "We know she went to Cumbria for the weekend to spend time with her boyfriend and was found dead in close proximity to where she was staying."
Police are investigating.
A woman who was found dead in Kirkby Stephen has been named by police as Rose-Marie Valente from Bingley, West Yorkshire.
– Family statement
"Rose was a loving and doting Mother and Nanna, she was loved and will be greatly missed by the family and her friends"
The 49 year old's body was found on Black Bull Lane in Brough on Monday.
Police have questioned a man who has now been released on police bail.