Italian man, 26, accused of Gittisham murder remanded in custody

A 26-year-old Italian man accused of the murder of a woman from Gittisham has been remanded in custody by magistrates sitting at Exeter.

Luigi Palmas, of no fixed abode, has been charged with the murder of 53-year-old Katherine Bevan, whose body was found in farm buildings in Gittisham, near Honiton, on January 3, 2020.

Palmas has also been charged with a further count of actual bodily harm in connection with an incident in Exeter on January 20.

Magistrates spoke to Palmas through an interpreter when he appeared in court on Wednesday, January 22.

They remanded him in custody to appear at Exeter Crown Court on February 20.

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