Murder accused remanded into custody
11:22am Mon Jan 07, 2013
A man accused of murdering his wife has been further remanded into custody by a judge at Nottingham Crown Court.
Peter Thurgarland, 71, is accused of killing his wife Julia at tLow Farm, Maplebeck.

Mrs Thurgarland was found at the farmhouse on Friday, December 28. A post-mortem revealed the 70-year-old died from strangulation.

His Honour, Judge Michael Stokes, Recorder of Nottingham, remanded Mr Thurgarland into custody until a further hearing on March 1.

A provisional trial date was fixed for June 3. The trial is expected to last three to four days.

White-haired Mr Thurgarland, who was wearing glasses, a sage green polo shirt and grey trousers, needed a hearing loop to listen to Monday morning's proceedings.

His barrister, Mr Christopher Jeyes, did not apply for bail for his client.


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