Man accused of murdering Haverfordwest seamstress makes first crown court appearance
3:00pm Sunday 16th March 2014 in News
A man accused of murdering a Llandysul woman who worked in Haverfordwest has made his first appearance before a crown court judge.
James Blair Hamilton, aged 59, appeared at Swansea crown court on Tuesday and spoke only to confirm his name with the words: “That is the name I was given.”
Hamilton, of High Street, Llandysul, is charged with murdering Patricia Durrant, aged 65.
Ms Durrant worked as a seamstress in Haverfordwest.
Her body was found on March 3.
Hamilton made a preliminary hearing before Judge Keith Thomas at Swansea Crown Court via video link with the city’s prison, where he is being held in custody.
He was not asked to enter a plea but on June 13 will attend a plea and case management hearing before a High Court judge, Mr Justice Wyn Williams.
Hamilton was further remanded in custody until then.