A woman called out ‘he’s not dead’ from the dock yesterday as she appeared in court charged with murdering her husband two months after their wedding.
Sharon Edwards, 42, is accused of fatally stabbing solicitor David Edwards at their marital home shortly after they returned from a Las Vegas honeymoon.
The body of the 51 year-old was found dead from a single chest wound at the couple’s smart four-bedroom detached property in Chorley, Lancs., on Sunday night.
Edwards, in grey t-shirt and with dishevelled shoulder-length blonde hair, made a short five-minute appearance at Preston magistrates court flanked by two dock officers.
Asked whether she understood the charge against her she replied: “He’s not dead, yes I understand but he’s not dead”.
Mr Edwards had practised as a solicitor for 26 years and specialised in criminal defence.
The couple began seeing each other early last year and got engaged at Christmas.
They married in a registry office ceremony in June before jetting off to Las Vegas last month for a second ceremony and honeymoon.
Deputy District Judge Catherine McCormick remaned Edwards in custody and told her: “The charge that you face is one that I have to send to the crown court.
“You will appear there on August 28, this Friday. On that date your solicitor will make an application for bail to the crown court judge.”
As she was led away Edwards shook her head and blew kisses to family members in the public gallery.