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A new bride from Lancashire accused of murdering her solicitor husband has made her first appearance in court. 42-year-old Sharon Edwards from Chorley appeared at Preston Magistrates' Court charged with the murder of 51-year-old David Edwards. No pleas were entered and the court was told the case would be heard at crown court. Her solicitor Mr Sephton Lee told the short hearing that a bail application would be made on Friday at Preston Crown Court.
Wearing a grey T-shirt, Edwards confirmed her name and gave her address from the glassed dock where she was flanked by two officers. After giving her name, she told the court: "David's not dead." During the five minute hearing, Edwards told the deputy district judge that she understood proceedings, before saying again: "But he's not dead." As she looked to her two family members who were sitting in the public gallery she shook her head and mouthed: "No he isn't."
Deputy District Judge Maggie McCormack said the charge was one that had to be sent to crown court. As she was handcuffed and led away, Edwards waved and blew kisses to the man and woman in the gallery who kissed and hugged each other.
Mr Edwards, a criminal defence solicitor for 26 years, was found with a stab wound to his chest at their £300,000 four-bedroom home on Sunday evening. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mr Edwards - who had recently been made redundant from local law firm Kevills, based in Chorley, where he was a partner - had recently returned home from honeymooning with his new wife following their marriage in June.
Sharon Edwards was remanded in custody to appear at Preston Crown Court on Friday August 28.
Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man died in Chorley on Sunday night.
Officers were called to an address on Parkers Wood Close at around 8.20pm where a 51-year-old man was found with a stab wound to his chest. He died at the scene.
A 42-year-old woman from Chorley has been arrested on suspicion of murder. She remains in police custody.
Officers believe that the incident is domestic related.
A woman has been arrested o suspicion of perverting the course of justice in connection with the murder of a man in Denton.
21-year-old Dominic Doyle was involved in a fight involving six to eight men in the early hours of Sunday June 7 on Manchester Road and was one of two men left with serious injuries.
He later died in hospital. Now a 41-year-old woman named Diane Ingham has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.
She has been remanded in custody to appear at Tameside Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 16 June 2015.
A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found dead in north Manchester.
Police have arrested a 48-year-old man on suspicion of murder after an incident at a home on Carnaby Street in Moston, early today.
Officers detained a suspect after being called to reports a 50-year-old man had been found dead at 6am.
The 48-year-old remains in police custody for questioning.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Police were called to Carnaby Street, Moston at around 6am this morning following reports that a 50-year-old man had been found dead.
A 48-year-old man's been arrested on suspicion of murder.
He remains in police custody for questioning.
Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of an elderly woman in Blackburn.
Marian Smith, 74, was found stabbed to death at an address on Aberdare Close. An 87-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
The investigation is in its early stages but officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with their enquiries.
The family of a 34 year old who has been charged with murdering his father at a house in Heywood say they are devastated.
Graham Clarke was found injured on Claybank Street in on Sunday, he died later in hospital.
A woman was also found with facial injuries. James Clarke has been charged with murder. He's due before magistrates in Rochdale later morning
Police in Gibraltar have named a Liverpool man who died in a murder-suicide on the island as 31-year-old John Shannon.
Mr Shannon was discovered alongside the bodies of his partner, Anarda De La Caridad Perez Friman, and two children.
The youngsters have been named as Eve Shannon Perez, aged six weeks, and four-year-old Amanda Kristoffersen Perez.
The four were killed on March 30 in an attack at their flat.
Detectives are still investigating which of the two parents was responsible for the killings.
Police in Greater Manchester have arrested a 34 year old man in connection with a murder at a house in Heywood yesterday.
A 52-year-old man was found stabbed to death at an address on Claybank Street just before six o'clock last night after police investigated reports two people had been attacked.
A 37-year-old woman who was also at the house suffered facial injuries.
While the news that a man has been murdered, coupled with the police presence at the address will most likely cause some concern to residents, I want to reassure them that we believe this to be an isolated incident and there to be no wider threat to the community.