Four men have been charged with burgling a former Wolverhampton headteacher, who later died of a suspected stroke after a raid at her Tettenhall home.
They are among five men charged with a total of 28 offences following a series of robberies and burglaries across the region.
The men, aged 18, 20, 21 and two 22-year-olds, are due to appear at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court tomorrow.
Hester Mottershead, 90, had a suspected stroke after letting men into her Saxonfield home on August 17. She collapsed afterwards and went to hospital.
She died the day after and police launched a murder inquiry.
Miss Mottershead, former head of Wolverhampton Girls’ High School, was known by family and friends as Stella.