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Social Worker Killed

December 5, 2010 permalink

British social worker Grace Emily Davies Jones was stabbed to death in her home in Surrey, England.



Man held over stabbing death

A social worker found stabbed to death inside her own home had moved into the rented property just days before she was killed, neighbours said.

Police discovered the body Laura Grace Emily Davies Jones, 31, on Wednesday after being called to an address in Woodfield Lane, Lower Ashtead, Surrey.

She had suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene at around 2.30pm.

A police spokesman said: "A post-mortem examination carried out today found the cause of death to be a stab wound to the throat."

A 33-year-old man, who had also received injuries, was arrested on suspicion of murder and was taken to hospital where he was in a stable condition, added the spokesman.

The victim had only moved in to the rented property last weekend, according to neighbours.

A van was seen delivering furniture to the house - which had been empty for some time - on Saturday.

Eleanor Deighton said: "We hadn't even met them. All we knew was that tenants had moved in and the only thing we saw was a van last Saturday.

"I suppose we thought we would meet them in the fullness of time.

"It was a fairly major shock."

Source: Press Association (UK) hosted by Google

Addendum: Her husband has been accused. No word on whether her profession had any connection to the killing.



Berwin Leighton Paisner

Junior City associate charged with murder of his wife

Law firms: Berwin Leighton Paisner

A Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) lawyer has been charged with killing his wife.

BLP tax associate Richard Davies Jones, 33, of Ashtead, Surrey, appeared before Guildford Magistrates Court earlier today (14 December) after being charged with his wife's murder on Monday (13 December).

According to a report on the BBC, Davies Jones' wife, Laura Grace Emily Davies Jones, died earlier this month from a stab wound to the throat. Police were called to the couple's address in Surrey but medical staff were unable to revive her.

The case has now been committed to Kingston-upon-Thames Crown Court, where it is due to face a hearing tomorrow (15 December).

Davies Jones joined BLP as a trainee in September 2008 before qualifying in September this year, when he was taken on by the firm as an associate in its tax department.

He is being representing by Lionel Blackman Solicitors in Epsom.

BLP declined to comment.

Source: Legal Week