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Leigh-Anne Mahachi death: Man in court charged with murder

Leigh-Anne Mahachi Image copyright South Yorkshire Police
Image caption Leigh-Anne Mahachi died as a result of multiple stab wounds, a post-mortem examination revealed

A man has appeared in court charged with murder after a woman was stabbed to death at her home in Sheffield.

Leigh-Anne Mahachi, 22, was discovered at a property in Spotswood Close in Gleadless Valley, at about 08:15 BST on Tuesday, but died later in hospital.

A post-mortem examination revealed she died from multiple stab wounds.

Appearing at Sheffield Magistrates' Court, Douglas Furusa, 37, of Circular Road, Colchester, Essex, was remanded in custody.

He is next due to attend Sheffield Crown Court on 12 May.

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Correction: This story has been amended to clarify the name of the defendant following information from Sheffield Magistrates' Court.

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