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Maureen Greaves, the widow of murdered church organist Alan Greaves was in court today to see two men stand accused of attacking him as he made his way to midnight mass on Christmas Eve.
Ashley Foster, 21, and Jonathan Bowling, 22, were remanded in custody by magistrates in Sheffield.
Ashley Foster, 21, and Jonathan Bowling, 22, were remanded in custody by magistrates in Sheffield today when they appeared accused of murdering church organist Alan Greaves.
Mr Greaves, 68, was attacked on his way to midnight mass in Sheffield on Christmas Eve.
Two men will appear in court today accused of murdering a church organist who died after being attacked on his way to Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.
ITV Daybreak's Katy Fawcett reports from Sheffield magistrates:
Ashley Foster, who is from High Green, and Jonathan Bowling, who is from the Fox Hill area of north Sheffield, were both arrested earlier this week.
They will remain in police custody until they appear in court in the morning.
Grandfather Mr Greaves, 68, was a lay preacher and his death shocked the community where he lived.
He lived just a few hundred yards from where he was attacked.
After the incident he was taken to hospital with severe injuries to his head but did not survive.
More than 50 police officers were drafted into the inquiry and detectives made a series of appeals for help from the community.
Two men have been charged with murdering a church organist who died after being attacked on his way to midnight mass on Christmas Eve.
Alan Greaves was making his way to St Saviour's Church, near his home in High Green, Sheffield, when he was attacked.
He died three days later.
Ashley Foster, 21, and Jonathan Bowling, 22, have both been charged with the murder of Mr Greaves tonight and will appear at Sheffield Magistrates' Court tomorrow, South Yorkshire Police said.