Steven Stocks denies murdering Laraine Rayner of Wisbech but admits preventing her ‘lawful and decent burial’
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A 43-year-old man pleaded not guilty when he appeared in court accused of the murder of a Wisbech woman.
Steven Stocks pleaded not guilty to the murder of Laraine Rayner, 52, of Mill Road, but admitted preventing her lawful and decent burial.
A provisional trial date has been set for October 17 at Cambridge Crown Court.
Ms Rayner’s body was discovered at her home in Mill Road on April 24. A post mortem concluded that she died from a stab wound to the neck.
Ms Rayner had three children. In a statement her family said: “Laraine was a cheerful, happy lady who was always there for other people.
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“She would often come out with one line comments that would make people laugh. She will be sadly missed by all the family.”
Stocks appeared in court yesterday at Peterborough.
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