Accused wife killer ‘may have dementia’


An 80-year-old man accused of murdering his wife at his home may be suffering from dementia, the Old Bailey heard. Retired electrical engineer Robert Lewis is accused of stabbing 76-year-old Janet Lewis in the neck at their home on Padgetts Way, Hullbridge, Essex on 1 September. Lewis’ first hearing at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court following his arrest had to be conducted over Facetime on the clerk’s mobile phone because all the police video links were broken. He was excused from appearing…

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