Man charged with ex-wife's murder after she died in Stoke-on-Trent house fire

Valentina Cozma, 40, died following a house fire at her home in Stoke-on-Trent last week.
Valentina Cozma Credit: Staffordshire Police

A man will appear in court on Thursday charged with the murder of his ex-wife in a house fire in Stoke-on-Tent.

Valentina Cozma, aged 40, tragically died following a fire at her home in Campbell Road, Stoke, around 3pm on Thursday 9 February. 

A post-mortem examination provided a provisional cause of death as smoke inhalation.Georgian Constantin, 42, of Stoke-on-Trent, was charged with her murder on Wednesday 15 February.

He has also been charged with making threats to kill. 

Constantin was detained in London on Tuesday morning after Staffordshire Police appealed for help to locate the 42-year-old, who also had links to Southampton.He is due to appear before a magistrate at the North Staffordshire Justice Centre later on Thursday 16 February.

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