New Year ‘killer’ set to face trial
A MAN has pleaded not guilty to the New Year’s Day murder of a mum.
Charlotte Huggins, 33, is believed to have been the first person killed in the capital in 2019 when she was stabbed in Camberwell, south-east London, on January 1.
Her boyfriend, Michael Rolle, 34, of Dulwich, south-east London, entered a not guilty plea to her murder at the Old Bailey yesterday.
Ms Huggins was found at a property in John Ruskin Street at around 4.20am on New Year’s Day, where paramedics tried to save her, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
A post-mortem exam showed she had suffered a single stab wound.
Rolle, who appeared in court via video-link from Thameside prison, will face a three-week trial at the Old Bailey.