Bilston murder: Man charged with raping and killing nurse Lisa Skidmore
A man has been charged with raping and murdering a Black Country nurse and starting a fire at her home.
Leroy Campbell, of Forest Road, Moseley, Birmingham, is charged with one count of murder, two counts of rape and arson with intent to endanger life relating to 37-year-old Lisa Skidmore who was found dead in her own home in Mill Croft, Bilston, last Thursday.
He is also charged with attempted murder following an attack on Lisa's 80-year-old mother who was found on the ground floor and taken to hospital with severe injuries to her face and arms.
The 55-year-old is due to appear before Birmingham magistrates tomorrow.
Detectives had until 7pm tonight to quiz Campbell concerning the alleged murder following an extension granted by Birmingham Magistrates Court earlier this week.
Miss Skidmore was found by paramedics after neighbours alerted emergency services to a fire but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
A post mortem carried out on Friday found that Miss Skidmore died as a result of strangulation.
Miss Skidmore had worked at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust for nearly 20 years and colleagues paid tribute to 'a valued member of the nursing team' where she worked as a senior staff nurse.
She received a bachelor of science with honours degree in professional nursing studies in 2007 and began working in the community, based in Bilston, in 2013.
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