25/09/2007

Man Remanded Over Date Murder

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman he asked out on a date.

Twenty-seven-year-old Karl Taylor, a fitness trainer and football coach, pleaded not guilty to the murder of Kate Beagley during an appearance via video link at the Old Bailey on Tuesday.

Miss Beagley, 32, from Walton-on-Thames in Surrey, disappeared in June.

Her body was found in Oxhey Woods, near Watford in Hertfordshire, four days after she was reported missing. She had been repeatedly stabbed.

A trial date for Mr Taylor, from Kemble Street, Covent Garden in central London, was set for next February. He was remanded in custody.

(KMcA)

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