Edmonds murder suspect charged

Georgina Edmonds

An Eastleigh man has been charged with the murder of frail widow Georgina Edmonds and has appeared in Southampton Magistrates Court today (February 18).

The 77 year old grandmother was battered to death at Fig Tree Cottage, her home in Brambridge, three years ago and a suspect who was arrested last July had been on Police bail since then until being charged earlier today.

The accused had been living in Newtown at the time of the murder, close to the Tesco Express garage on Twyford Road where a man had been pictured on CCTV attempting to use the victim’s stolen credit card.

These premises in Eastleigh were searched during the investigation

Earlier in the investigation the focus had been on residents of Elderfield House in Otterbourne and on members of Eastleigh’s Polish community.

Police had posters appealing for information printed in Polish and placed around the town.

Hampshire Detectives had also travelled to Poland to interview a man.

Police recently combed a wood Otterbourne where a ‘significant’ piece of evidence was said to have been found by a member of the public and had been awaiting the results of forensic tests.

A £30,000 reward was offered for information leading to the conviction of her killer.

The accused has been remanded to appear at Winchester Crown Court February 22 at 10.30 am.

The BBC Crimewatch reconstruction can be found here

The following clip is the official Hampshire Constabulary appeal video:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kWAaYtS34U

Archive of posts on the hunt for Georgina Edmonds killer is here

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  2 comments for “Edmonds murder suspect charged

  1. Peter Stewart
    February 18, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    We must treat All men as INNOCENT of murder until they are tried by their peers and found guilty in a Court of Law. That is one of the safeguards of English law which has evolved over the centuries. This slow evolution based on the freedoms enshrined in Magna Carta protects our human rights. It has become the legal foundation for many other countries throughout the world. But not Europe! Be warned not to slip into the “European” way of thinking! Our legal safeguars are under threat from the EU’s body of law (Corpus Juris) which removes our ancient rights of habeas corpus, trial by jury, freedom from double jeopardy etc. Remember the case of Barry George! That said, let us hope that justice is done in this case and if it proves to be, then congratulations to the police for an excellent and very difficult job.

  2. February 18, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I am so glad that this story has not be tainted in the same way as some GUTTER PRESS have done. It is good to see that the man charged has not been named on this site as Peter is quite right. He IS innocent UNTIL proven otherwise and shold not have his details splashed all over the front pages until his peers find him guilty, not the GUTTER media.

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