Published: 3 August, 2012
by PETER GRUNER
A 68-YEAR-OLD woman has been charged with murder following the death of a disabled man.
Retired furniture restorer Joyce Evans, from Iberia House, New Orleans Walk, appeared at Highbury magistrates’ court on Wednesday charged with the murder of a man neighbours identify as Colin, 66.
But Mrs Evans’ daughter Linda expressed her disbelief at events. Speaking exclusively to the Tribune, she revealed that her step-father had been seriously ill with liver cancer and her mother had been his main carer. “My mum slaved night and day to look after my step-dad,” Ms Evans said.
Mr Evans was found unconscious by ambulance crews at his home at around 11.15pm on Monday. They rushed him to the Whittington Hospital, but he was pronounced dead at about 6.45am the following day.
A post mortem carried out on Tuesday gave the cause of death as compression of the neck.
Neighbours described the couple as quiet but friendly. One said: “Colin looked very weak. Joyce is nice and always said hello. The whole thing is a terrible tragedy.”