/Man, 81, appears in court charged with killing his 89-year-old wife
Man, 81, appears in court charged with killing his 89-year-old wife

Man, 81, appears in court charged with killing his 89-year-old wife


Man, 81, appears in court charged with killing his 89-year-old wife in a care home
  • Mick Virgo was arrested after body of his wife Doreen was found at a care home
  • A post-mortem examination found that she died from compression of the neck
  • Virgo was charged with murdering his wife 24 hours after her body was found 
  • Virgo will appear before the crown court on Thursday in Norwich to face charges

A pensioner appeared in court yesterday charged with killing his wife in a care home.

Mick Virgo, 81, was arrested after staff found the body of Doreen, 89. A post-mortem examination showed she died from compression of the neck.

Her husband was initially taken to hospital following concerns about his health but was interviewed by detectives after he was discharged on Monday.

Mick Virgo, 81, was arrested after staff found the body of his 89-year-old wife Doreen (Stock)

Mick Virgo, 81, was arrested after staff found the body of his 89-year-old wife Doreen (Stock)

He was charged with his wife’s murder 24 hours later.

Mrs Virgo was found dead on Friday evening at the Grays Fair Court care home in New Costessey, Norwich.

Her husband was remanded in custody by the city’s magistrates yesterday. He will appear before the crown court today.

Mrs Virgo is understood to have been at Grays Fair Court for respite care. The home was rated ‘good’ following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission last year.

The Virgos lived ten miles north of Norwich in Buxton.

A neighbour, who has lived in the village for 30 years, described Mrs Virgo as ‘very friendly and a nice person to know’ and said she had been in and out of hospital.

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