Woman in court in connection with Spital murder

A 51-year-old Upton woman has appeared via videolink at Liverpool Crown Court, charged with murder.

90-year-old Myra Thompson was found dead at a house on Bolde Way in Spital on 23 April.

Jane Hill, wearing a grey tracksuit with her dyed red hair tied in a ponytail, appeared visibly shaken during the brief hearing and only confirmed her identity and date of birth.

Her defence counsel stated that there would be no bail application, and Ms Hill would remain in custody at HMP Styal Prison.

Judge David Aubrey KC scheduled a provisional five-day trial for 21 October. Ms Hill is due to return for a plea hearing on 18 July.

Image: Merseyside Police

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