Man, 24, seems in court docket charged with murdering Filipina mannequin, 28, whose physique was pulled from river and attempting to kill eight-year-old little one
- Charles Byrne, 24, is charged with homicide and tried homicide in Worcester
- Mannequin Christina Rowe, 28, was pulled from icy river Wednesday night time
- She had final been seen Monday when she appeared ‘actually chipper and completely satisfied’
- Byrne was remanded and can seem at Worcester Crown Court docket subsequent week
A person has right now appeared in court docket charged with the homicide of a mannequin and attempting to kill an eight-year-old little one.
Charles Byrne, 24, of Worcester, was arrested on Thursday night time after police pulled a Christina Rowe’s physique from the river Severn.
He right now appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates Court docket charged with homicide and tried homicide.
Byrne was remanded into custody to seem at Worcester Crown Court docket on February 16 for an extra case administration listening to.
The accused, who stood within the doc alongside one jail officer, was carrying a gray tracksuit, blue disposable masks and stood wanting down together with his arms crossed solely talking to substantiate his identify, handle and date of beginning.
Charles Byrne, 24, appeared in court docket charged with homicide and tried homicide
The mannequin named domestically as Christina Rowe was pulled from the icy waters of the River Severn in Worcester on Wednesday night time
Mom of 1 Miss Rowe lived additionally lived in Worcester and was final seen on Monday by her postman wanting ‘chipper and completely satisfied’.
Police cordoned off Cheviot Shut have been she had been dwelling for a yr and Byrnes’ Waterworks street handle with fireplace and rescue crews additionally looking out the river Severn have been her physique was discovered.
A neighbour dwelling reverse Christina’s home stated how blood might be seen on the steps main as much as the row of homes.
Prosecuting Ralph Robyns – Landricombe stated: ‘In relation to this explicit matter there are two issues that are critical issues.
Pictured: Ms Rowe, who’s initially from the Philippines, was working as a mannequin in Worcester
Police say Ms Rowe’s household have been knowledgeable however formal identification is but to happen
‘Certainly one of homicide and tried homicide that are each indictable solely offences.
‘I ask you to ship these issues to Worcester Crown Court docket on February 16, 2021.
Defending Byrne Gerrard Vahey stated: ‘Mr Byrne is conscious of what is taking place right now however there isn’t a helpful representations that I could make at this stage.’
Deputy District Decide Derek French stated: ‘I’m certain that Mr Vahey has defined to you these explicit fees can solely be handled at crown court docket due to this fact all I’m going to do is ship you into crown court docket.
A home is being searched by police and forensic specialists discovered what look like blood spatters in a path operating alongside one other street two miles away
Three websites in Worcester have been cordoned off as search groups combed the River Severn
Residents declare a person killed Ms Rowe and hid her physique as they expressed shock at her demise
‘The primary date can be February 16, at Worcester Crown Court docket.
‘I’m not anticipating something taking place simply additional administration of your case and the way it may proceed.
‘I’m glad from what the prosecutor has informed me and what I’ve learn if you’re bailed you’ll fail to give up and intervene with witnesses.
‘The youthful sufferer it is clear is somebody you recognize and who’s a major witness.
‘You might be remanded to seem subsequent on February 16.’