UK mom, 49, appeared in court Thursday charged with the murders of her two children aged 7 and 11
Veronique John, 49, from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, appeared in court Thursday, charged with double-homicide and attempted murder
John is accused of murdering her children Ethan, 11, and Elizabeth, seven, who were found dead with ‘significant injuries’ at their family home on Sunday, June 11
She is also charged with the attempted murder of husband Nathan who suffered suspected stab wounds to his stomach after she went to his job down the road and attacked him
Veronique John is accused of murdering her children Ethan [Left], 11, and seven-year-old Elizabeth [right], who were found dead with ‘significant injuries’ on June 11, at their family home Staffordshire, UK
A British woman appeared in court Thursday charged with the murder of her two young children and the attempted murder of her husband.
Veronique John, 49, from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, appeared at North Staffordshire Justice Center this morning accused of killing her son Ethan, 11, and daughter Elizabeth, seven.
The children were discovered dead with ‘significant injuries’ at their family home on Sunday, June 11.
John’s husband Nathan also suffered suspected stab wounds to his stomach after she allegedly attacked him at his workplace – a car wash near the family’s home.
Police and EMS descended on the family home’s in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, after Veronique John allegedly, murdered her son and daughter, 11 and 7, before attacking her husband at his workplace – a carwash down the road
Nathan has been described as a ‘doting and devoted’ father was taken to hospital with a suspected stab wound to his stomach, before being released later that day.
A neighbor who spoke with the father after he was discharged from hospital said he ‘is absolutely devastated that he has lost his two beautiful kids,’ according to the Telegraph.
‘He is heartbroken. He loved those children and did everything for them. It is heartbreaking for the family and their friends and neighbors.
‘It has shocked everyone in this street. They seemed such a happy family,’ the neighbor said.
A witness to the stabbing at the car wash said: ‘My dad saw Alex being stretchered away to hospital. Despite his injuries he was still smiling with the biggest grin on his face and waving to my dad.
‘He didn’t know at that time his children were dead. Police told him while he was in hospital. It would crack a man.’
The suspect has entered no plea on the murder charges and she has been remanded in custody ahead of an appearance at Stafford Crown Court tomorrow.