Grandson appears in court charged with murdering Anne James

By Andrew Turton | Walsall | Crime | Published:

A grandson of Anne James has today appeared in court charged with stabbing her to death at her Walsall home.

Anne James

Greg Irvin, aged 25, from Walsall Wood, was charged yesterday by West Midlands Police with the murder of 74-year-old Mrs James.

He is accused of killing his grandmother with a knife at her home in Doveridge Place, Highgate, sometime between midday and 5pm on Wednesday.

A post mortem examination revealed Mrs James died as a result of multiple stab injuries.

Unemployed Irvin, who was arrested the day after Mrs James’ body was discovered, appeared at Wolverhampton Magistrates' Court today.

He spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth. He will re-appear at the city's crown court on Wednesday.

Floral tributes have been laid at the scene of the killing.

A statement from Mrs James’s family said: “We are all devastated at the loss of a loving wife, mum, grandma and great grandma."

Andrew Turton

By Andrew Turton
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