Cornwall

Truro murder and arson charges over care home death

Gladys Rowe
Image caption Gladys Rowe, 96, died after a fire at the Rosewyn House care home in Truro, Cornwall, in 2008

A former care home worker charged with the murder of a 96-year-old woman has appeared in court.

Gladys Rowe died after a fire at the Rosewyn House care home in Truro, Cornwall, in 2008.

Karen Pedley, 41, from Park Stenak, Carharrack, also faces six other charges of causing criminal damage by fire with intent to endanger life.

Mrs Pedley entered no plea at Truro Magistrates' Court and was remanded in custody.

Image caption Rosewyn House care home: Former worker Karen Pedley faces a murder charge

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