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Husband remanded after denying wife’s murder

Gurpreet Singh enters not guilty plea five months after murder inquiry launched.

A businessman accused of murdering his wife has pleaded not guilty to the charge during a videolink court appearance.

Gurpreet Singh, 42, will now face trial at Birmingham Crown Court in October accused of killing of 38-year-old Sarbjit Kaur.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene on February 16 this year after paramedics were called to her detached home in Rookery Lane, Penn, Wolverhampton.

A post-mortem examination determined she had died from asphyxiation.

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Undated handout file photo issued by West Midlands Police of Sarbjit Kaur, 38, who died from asphyxiation, after she was discovered unconscious by family in Wolverhampton (PA)

Singh, wearing a red zip-up jacket, spoke to enter his plea and confirm that he could hear and see the proceedings from a videolink booth at HMP Birmingham on Friday.

Judge Patrick Thomas QC remanded Singh in custody until his trial, which is expected to last for up to three weeks.

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