Freda Walker was found dead at her home in Station Road, Langwith Junction, on January 15, and husband Ken was found with life threatening injuries.
Vasile Culea – the man accused of murdering 86-year-old Freda and the attempted murder of her husband – has been told he will go on trial in October.
A Derbyshire police spokesperson issued an update today on Ken’s condition – confirming that he ‘remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital’.
Sitting in the dock at Derby Crown Court today Culea – wearing a prison tracksuit and face mask – spoke through an interpreter to confirm his identity.
Culea’s appearance today came following his arrest at his home in Grove Road, Church Warsop, last week.
Ken, 88, was a former Bolsover district councillor, and current council leader Steve Fritchley has paid tribute to him and Freda.