A man accused of killing his wife at their family home is to stand trial next year charged with her murder.
Mark Barrott, 54, has been charged over the death of NHS nurse Eileen Barrott, 50, who was found dead at the couple’s home in Leeds, West Yorkshire, on August 15.
Emergency services were called to a house in Naburn Fold, Whinmoor, at around 6.30pm to reports that a woman had suffered ‘serious injuries’.
Eileen, a mother-of-two and a ‘devoted’ nurse at St James’s Hospital in Leeds for 25 years, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Barrott was detained by Police Scotland in Elgin, Moray, in the early hours of August 19 and was charged with Eileen’s murder on August 21.
On Wednesday, he appeared before Leeds Crown Court dressed in prison-issue greys and spoke only to confirm his name, age and address.
He was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Leeds Crown Court on February 14, 2022 for a trial expected to last five days.