A 35-year-old woman has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of a war veteran.
Charlotte Frazier-Doody, of Hobley Street, Willenhall, appeared at Wolverhampton Magistrates' Court this morning charged with the murder of 92-year-old William Davis, who was found collapsed in his home last weekend.
A 35-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the murder of 92-year-old William Davis.Read the full story ›
35 year-old local woman has been arrested in connection with the murder of William Davis from Willenhall
Police say the killer of a 92 year old war veteran carried out his attack in a short time frame. A neighbour took a meal to the pensioner just a couple of hours before he was found murdered.
The attacker will have been heavily bloodstained and police say they may well have been trying to conceal the evidence of their attack from friends and family.
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Detective Superintendent Richard Baker from West Midlands Police has described William 'Bill' Davis as a "fiercely independent" father to two, grandfather to four and great grandfather to one:
"Bill used to go into Willenhall on a weekly basis. He tended his own garden and maintained his home on his own. He was very well known in the local community and used to stop and chat to his neighbours".
Chief Inspector Mike O'Hara, from Walsall local policing unit, said: "We are providing essential patrols and reassurance to the local area and understand the devastating impact this can have on such a tight knit community.
Police say William Davis, who was 92, died as a result of serious head injuries. His body was found in Willenhall on Sunday evening.
A murder investigation is continuing today into the death of a 92-year-old "war hero".
The body of William Davis was found dead at a house in Willenhall in the West Midlands on Sunday evening.
He died as a result of serious head injuries, police said.
Local roads are still closed this morning as police continue their inquiries.
The results of a post-mortem examination are expected later.
Fisher Street closed in both directions due to serious police incident between B4464 Walsall Road and Birmingham Street. Hobley Street is also cordoned off as part of the investigation that continues following the incident that occurred on Sunday evening.
A murder investigation is underway after a 92 year old man was murdered in his home in Willenhall in the Black Country.
Detectives have this evening named the victim as William Davies.