Delia Hughes case: Murder accused will go on trial
A man will go on trial charged with the murder of a great-grandmother found dead in her Southampton home.
Jamie Lee Boult, 24, appeared at Winchester Crown Court in connection with the death of Delia Hughes on 18 August.
The 85-year-old died from a number of blows to the head at her home in Atlantic Close, Ocean Village.
Mr Boult, of Chessel Crescent, Bitterne, was remanded in custody with a trial date set for 4 March next year.
Judge Andrew Barnett also set a plea and directions hearing for 17 December.
Mrs Hughes, a retired Littlewoods Supervisor, moved to Southampton 17 years ago from Blackpool, to be closer to her family.