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Murder trial for man accused of killing Wolverhampton grandmother set for later this year

The man charged with the murder of Wolverhampton grandmother Sara Bateman will face trial in September.

Sara Bateman was found dead in Wolverhampton
Sara Bateman was found dead in Wolverhampton

Matthew Hyde, 41, was told at Wolverhampton Crown Court he had until June 23 to enter a plea for the murder charge.

Miss Bateman, 50, described as a "loving and caring mum, sister and nan", was found dead at her Willenhall Road flat in March.

Hyde, of Wellington Place, Willenhall, will reappear before Wolverhampton Crown Court on Friday, June 23.

If he pleads not guilty the trial will begin on September 4.

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