A man has been charged with the murder of a woman in Littleover near Derby.
Kathryn Jane Harris, 52, also known as Katy, was found with critical injuries inside her home on Oak Crescent last Sunday, and pronounced dead at the scene.
Conrad Iyayi, 44, was arrested at the scene and was later charged with murder.
Appearing at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court this morning (February 8) Iyayi only spoke to confirm name, address, and date of birth.
The hearing was opened and adjourned within two minutes by District Judge Jonathan Taaffe.
He said: "The position is the matter you have been charged with can only be heard in a Crown court."
The 44-year-old was then remanded into custody and will next appear at Derby Crown Court tomorrow (February 9).
Police are still eager to hear from anyone who may be able to help with the investigation.
Detectives are especially keen to speak to any drivers with dashcam who drove along The Hollow, Littleover, between midnight and 7.15am on Sunday.
Anyone with information can call the police on 1010 quoting reference number 22*073295.