Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Muhammed Shafi charged with the murder of Tuanjai Sprengel, 43, Who was discovered dead by two gardeners in an underpass in Bracknell, Berkshire

A mother found dead in a subway was a fully trained kick-boxer who had been dating the man accused of killing her.

Tuanjai Sprengel, 43, was found with her head battered from behind, lying in an underpass in Bracknell, Berkshire, on Sunday morning.

Today her partner Muhammed Shafi, 28, briefly appeared before magistrates' charged with murder.

The suspect was arrested in the couple's one-bedroom flat just six hours after the Thai-born mother-of-one was found dead.

He was remanded in custody today by magistrates in Slough and he is due to appear again at Reading Crown Court tomorrow.

Shafi, from Pakistan, was not asked to confirm his address or date of birth as an interpreter had not been provided.

The 28-year-old, who speaks limited English, was flanked by two security guards as he appeared in the dock for the brief hearing. Read More