Trial date set as Ian Stewart pleads not guilty to murder of wife Diane
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Ian Stewart has today pleaded not guilty to the murder of his wife Diane, who died at the home they shared in Bassingbourn in 2010.
Stewart – who is currently serving a life sentence for murdering his fiancée, Royston author Helen Bailey in 2016 – appeared via videolink at St Albans Crown Court from Whitemoor jail in March, Cambridgeshire.
The 60-year-old – who is originally from Letchworth – was found guilty of murder in February 2017 after a jury convicted him of killing 51-year-old Ms Bailey, and disposing of her body and that of her dachshund Boris in a cesspit beneath their Royston home.
Bearded Stewart appeared on the video link wearing a black top. He is accused of the murder of his wife Diane Stewart, who died aged 47 on June 25 2010.
Police launched a reinvestigation into Diane’s death after Stewart’s conviction for the murder of Helen Bailey. Prosecutor Neil King said the time estimate for the trial was four weeks.
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Judge Michael Kay QC said the case will be heard before a High Court judge. A trial date was set for March 14, 2022 at St Albans Crown Court.
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