Freda Walker: Man accused of murdering 86-year-old grandmother and plotting to kill her husband

Vasile Culea, 33, is charged with the murder of Freda Walker, 86, and conspiracy to kill her husband Kenneth

Kenneth and Freda Walker.

A man has been charged in connection with the murder of an 86-year-old woman and the attempted murder of her 88-year-old husband.

Vasile Culea was arrested on Thursday after Freda Walker was killed in a violent incident with her Home page at Langwith Junction, Shirebrook, near Bolsover in Derbyshire.

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Her 88-year-old husband, Kenneth Walker, suffered life-threatening injuries.

The couple was found by a concerned neighbor at 9 a.m. on Saturday, January 15, at the Station Road property.

Derbyshire Police said Culea, 33, has been taken into custody after being charged with murder and attempted murder.

Mr. Walker, a town councilor, is in a critical but stable condition at the hospital.

‘Our thoughts remain with the couple’s family’

Assistant Director Constable David Kirby said: “I want to thank everyone who has come and assisted with the investigation so far.

“The incident had an understandable impact on the community of Langwith Junction and the wider Shirebrook area.

“Our thoughts are still with the couple’s family and friends and I, along with the entire Derbyshire Constituent, send our best wishes to Ken.

“While today’s accusations are clearly positive news and one that I hope provides some level of reassurance, the investigation into the case continues and I will once again appeal to anyone. Anyone have any information.

“In particular, detectives are still interested in speaking to anyone who is walking or driving on the Station Line between 4:30 p.m. Friday, January 14 and 9:00 a.m. Saturday, January 15. possible.”

Culea, of Grove Road, Church Warsop, Nottinghamshire, will appear at Nottingham Magistrates Court on Saturday.

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