18th May, 2022

Coventry man charged with murder over death of Nuneaton 84-year-old

A COVENTRY man will appear at the city’s magistrates court today over the death of Nuneaton 84-year-old Mildred Whitmore.

Chase Kelly, aged 31, from Arley, has been charged with murder and burglary.

The charges relate to Mildred’s death in College Street, Nuneaton, on Tuesday.

A post-mortem issued an interim cause of death as asphyxiation.

Mildred’s family released a tribute describing the loving wife, mother, grandma, great grandma and friend as ‘the queen of the family.

It added: “Mildred would find great enjoyment from spending time with her family and pottering around her garden.

“Everyone who knew her would agree she was a loving gentle lady, who will be greatly missed by all that were lucky enough to know her.”

Anyone with information on the incident should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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