St Neots beheading: Man denies scientist's wife murder

Samatha Ho Image copyright Cambridgeshire Police
Image caption The body of Samantha Ho was found at a house in Curlew Place, St Neots

A man accused of beheading his scientist wife has denied murder.

Bio-scientist Samantha Ho, 39, was found dead at a house in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, in August.

Her head and body were discovered separately and a post-mortem examination found she died after suffering cuts to the neck.

Her husband, Timothy Allen, 40, of Curlew Place, St Neots, gave his plea via video link from Cambridge Crown Court to a judge at the Old Bailey.

Mr Allen spoke only to confirm his name and enter a not guilty plea to Judge Mark Lucraft QC.

The defendant is due to go on trial on 22 February at Cambridge Crown Court and was remanded in custody.

The case is expected to last up to 10 days and will be heard by a high court judge.

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