Thursday, 14 July 2016

The victim was said by her family to have a lived a "simple way of life with no electricity, television or washing machine".

Murder victim Albertina Choules who was found dead on the lawn of her home in Marlow, Bucks
Albertina Choules in the garden of her home
A man has been charged with murder following the death of an elderly woman who was set on fire by her attacker.
Albertina Choules, 81, was reportedly found on the lawn at her home in Ragmans Lane, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, a week ago.
A post-mortem examination found that she died as a result of blunt trauma head injury before being set alight.
Tautuydas Narbutas, 23, of Chiltern Avenue, High Wycombe, is due to appear at the town's magistrates' court, Thames Valley Police said.
Ms Choules, known as Tina, was described as "incredibly special" by her family.
In a statement released through police, they said: "Tina was incredibly special, as was her simple, self-sufficient way of life with no electricity, television or washing machine.
"She never liked to sit still and worked tirelessly to maintain her beautiful garden and produce all year round.
"Even in her old age she would chop trees, dig up flowerbeds and wrestle with her lovely dog, Georgie.
"She was completely selfless in giving away her fantastic fruit and vegetables to friends and family as well as sharing her wonderful Buddhist Stupas (that she built with her own hands) with those that chose to walk in the woodland.
"Her friends and family in both the UK and Italy will miss her very dearly."