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86-year-old man facing court after wife shot dead at care home

Published 11/03/2016

Court artist sketch of Ronald King appearing by videolink at Chelmsford Crown Court from HMP Chelmsford (Elizabeth Cook/PA)
Court artist sketch of Ronald King appearing by videolink at Chelmsford Crown Court from HMP Chelmsford (Elizabeth Cook/PA)

A pensioner is due to appear in court accused of sh ooting dead his wife at a care home.

Ronald King, 86, was charged with murder after Rita King, 81, was killed at De La Mer House in Naze Park Road, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, on December 28.

Care home staff said Mrs King was suffering from dementia.

King, of Cedar Close, Walton-on-the-Naze, will appear at Chelmsford Crown Court where he might be asked to enter a plea.

At an earlier hearing King, who has been remanded in custody, looked frail as he stumbled and had to be supported by a dock officer as he was led from court.

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