A man from Stapleford has appeared in court charged with murdering his mother and attempting to murder his sister.
Stuart Frederick Mayes, 36, is accused of fatally stabbing his mother, 67-year-old Maria Mayes, in her home in Shepshed, Loughborough, on Saturday.
He is also charged with attempting to murder his sister, Donna Mayes.
Mayes, of Thorpe Close was remanded in custody to appear at Leicester Crown Court on October 27. Police forced entry into the property at 2.30am on Saturday and found Maria Mayes’ body. Donna Mayes was taken to hospital with what police described as ‘non life-threatening’ injuries.