The Truro Magistrates Court has sent Nigel Honey to Bristol court for sentencing. Honey is charged with murdering Edward hinds, a man that hailed from West Cornwall.
From Exeter prison, via video link, Honey appeared at the Truro Magistrates court for this charge. Honey, aged 50, is charged with killing 37-year-old Edward Hinds at Penzance in February between 13 and 18 dates.
When he appeared before the court, Honey was wearing a grey tracksuit. He confirmed that he heard the magistrate clearly and understood the proceedings in the court of law.
After this confirmation, the murder charge was read against him. Honey was then told that he would be sent to Bristol Crown Court, where he will appear on February 23 at 10 am. During this mention, his trial date will be set.
Honey did not take a plea on the day he appeared before the Truro Magistrates Court. However, he was notified that his custody time limit expires on October 18.
When the police were called to identify a dead body at the Drift Reservoir near Penzance on Thursday at 4 pm, they identified the deceased as Edward Hinds. The body was seen floating on water. The emergency services came to the scene and recovered the body right away.
After the recovery, the police noted that Hinds sustained a stab wound on his chest. The police said the suspect might have injured the victim before dumping him at the Drift Reservoir.
Hinds hails from the midlands area but had been a temporary resident at Lelant for the past few weeks.
Police have also requested witnesses to record statements that will aid in the investigation. Anybody that might have seen anything suspicious has been called out to assist the police with information. They had also asked anybody who knew Edwards or anybody who had contact with him before he met his death to speak up.