A 25 year-old man, was recently charged with rape and murder of a 72 year-old pensioner who was found dead in her village.
The woman’s name was Jane Hings, she was found by a carer at her bungalow in Fleckney, Leicestershire on Sunday morning.
Jane has been described as a kind and gentle person. She lived alone and in a Saturday night and Sunday morning there was a disturbance at her home, which relates to her murder.
The accused is Craig Keogh, who is accused of murder, two counts of rape and one of burglrary after Friday evening following Jane Hings’ death.
the police said they were also investigating whether he stole her car after it crashed into a number of cars nearby on Saturday night.
Keogh, of no fixed address, has appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court.
Flanked by a single female dock officer and wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, he was heard telling someone in the public gallery “Tell mum I love her, innit yeah”, before being taken.
A district judge told the tattooed defendant: “Mr Keogh, all of these offences are tied up together and will be heard in the Crown Court.
“You will be back in court on Tuesday and will be remanded in custody.”
The police also said: “A 25-year-old man has been charged with murder following the discovery of a woman’s body in a bungalow in Fleckney.
“Craig Keogh, of no fixed address, has also been charged with two counts of rape and burglary, overnight on 23 and 24 September.
“The body of 72-year-old Jane Hings was discovered at around 8am on Sunday morning. ”
Amee Niezawitowski, 41, said: “It’s so sad. Jane was such a kind and thoughtful person. I hadn’t spoken to her for a few months. I think she went into hospital for a while and we just kind of lost touch with each other.
“She knew I was always there for her if she needed anything, all she had to do was ring me.
“As far as I’m aware, she didn’t have any family. Her mother and father had died and she didn’t have any brothers or sisters.
“She’d had her health problems and kept herself to herself.
“When she was in hospital her dog Paddy stayed in her house and we would take care of him. He was pretty much everything to her.”
A resident said that:
“She was a private person and used to get taken out in her car by a church group.”