Woman accused on Exmouth murder remanded in custody

Exeter Crown Court.

Exeter Crown Court. - Credit: Archant

A woman has appeared at Exeter Crown Court accused of murdering her partner at the home they shared in Exmouth.

Tanya Hoskin, aged 51, of Tennyson Way, Brixington, Exmouth, spoke only to confirm her name during the short procedural hearing in which she appeared by video link from Eastwood Park Prison, near Bristol.

She is accused of killing Nigel Johnston, aged 54, whose body was found at their home on Sunday (December 27).

He was described in court as her husband.

Police were called by ambulance paramedics to an alleged stabbing at the address at 9 pm on Sunday night.

He was found dead at the scene with wounds to his chest.

Hoskin is also facing charges of assaulting emergency workers, which relate to three alleged attacks on police after her arrest.

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Judge Peter Johnson, the Recorder of the City of Exeter, adjourned her case for a further hearing on January 28, 2021, at which she will be expected to enter a plea.

A date for a trial at Exeter Crown Court will be set at that hearing. The trial should take place before custody time limits expire on August 25, 2021.

Pamela Calder, defending, did not apply for bail and Hoskin was remanded in custody

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