Ex-Army husband, 40, accused of knifing NHS nurse mum to death at family home in Skype court hearing – The Sun
AN ex-Army soldier will go on trial later this year accused of knifing an NHS nurse to death.
Mum-of-three Victoria Woodhall, 31, who was working on the coronavirus frontline as an operating department practitioner at Rotherham General Hospital, was attacked just before 5pm on Sunday.
Victoria's husband Craig Woodhall, 40, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court today for a 10-minute hearing.
He was remanded in custody and told his trial date had been provisionally fixed for September 28.
But Recorder of Sheffield Judge Jeremy Richardson QC told him that because of the "national medical emergency", this date may have to be modified in the future.
Judge Richardson said a further hearing had been fixed for May 4. There was no application for bail.
The judge sat in court but the defendant appeared by video-link and all counsel appeared by Skype.
South Yorkshire Police has said a post-mortem examination concluded Victoria, 31, died from multiple stab wounds.
Mum-of-three Victoria had gone to see her two young boys when she was attacked at the marital home.
Tributes have been paid to Victoria and a GoFundMe page has been set up by her friends, Donna Wetherall and Kelly Sims, to raise money towards funeral costs and to help her children.
Ms Wetherall and Ms Sims said Victoria was "always helping others" and "lived for her children".
They said: "Victoria worked really hard at university, qualifying to become an ODP at the Rotherham General Hospital.
"She will be deeply missed by friends, family and her children.
"She was lovely and caring, always helping others, lived for her children, and sadly she was taken away at a young age of 31."
Angela Wood, chief nurse at the trust, said: "She was a cherished and much-loved colleague working in our operating theatres."
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