Sompting death: Dudley Boakes charged with murdering wife
- 11 April 2014
- From the section Sussex
A 79-year-old man has appeared in court accused of murdering his wife.
Sandra Boakes, 70, was found with head injuries in Grasmere Avenue, Sompting, West Sussex, on 3 April and she died two days later at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
Dudley Boakes was initially charged with attempted murder but the Crown Prosecution Service later authorised a charge of murder.
Crawley magistrates remanded him to appear at Lewes Crown Court on Monday.