Dudley Boakes in court accused of murdering wife

Dudley Boakes arriving at court on 15 April Image copyright eddie mitchell
Image caption Dudley Boakes is charged with murdering his wife Sandra at their home in Worthing

A man accused of murdering his wife at their home in West Sussex has made his first crown court appearance.

Dudley Boakes, 79, is charged with murdering 70-year-old Sandra Boakes, who was attacked in Grasmere Avenue, Sompting, near Worthing on 3 April.

She died two days later at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

Mr Boakes was initially charged with attempted murder but the charge was later changed. Lewes Crown Court remanded him in custody until 27 June.

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