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Pensioner charged with murder of woman shot dead at care home

A pensioner has been charged with the murder of a woman shot dead at a care home.

Ronald King, 86, is accused of killing Rita King, 81, at the De La Mer House in Naze Park Road, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex Police said.

A post-mortem examination on Tuesday revealed that Mrs King, who is reported to be the accused's wife, died from a gunshot wound to the head.

Police said King, of of Cedar Close, Walton-on-the-Naze, has been remanded in custody to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "Detectives have charged a man with the murder of Rita King at Delamer (sic) House care home in Naze Park Road, Walton, on Monday December 28.

"Ronald King, aged 86, of Cedar Close, Walton, has been remanded in custody to appear before Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on Wednesday December 30."

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