Thursday, June 12, 2014

Former church treasurer charged with murdering horse rider wife by deliberately swerving car off motorway and crashing into a tree - Full Article

PUBLISHED: 05:39 EST, 11 June 2014

A former church treasurer has been charged with murdering his horse rider wife by swerving off a motorway and smashing their car into a tree.

Tracy Maria Walters, 48, died in hospital two days after the collision on the M1 near Markfield, Leicester.
Her husband, Ian John Walters, 50, was behind the wheel of the black Mitsubishi L200 Animal when they careered off the south carriageway into a tree on March 21.

Mr Walters was also flown to Coventry's University Hospital with serious injuries but survived.
Today police confirmed Walters, a former Parochial Church Council treasurer at Christ Church in Swindon, Wiltshire, has this week been charged with Mrs Walters' murder.

A spokesman for Leicester Police said he appeared at Leicester Crown Court on Monday and was remanded in custody to appear again on June 23.

Mrs Walters, from Swindon, was a keen endurance horse rider - an equestrian sport in which participants take part in competitive long distance races...

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