The husband of a woman who went missing six months ago has appeared in court, charged with her murder. 63 year-old former teacher Alethea Taylor was last seen at her home at Orleton in Herefordshire, in January.
John Taylor, a 60 year-old funeral director, was remanded in custody by Hereford magistrates to appear at Worcester Crown Court on Tuesday (19 June).
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