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Man charged with murdering his wife in Newton Mearns

Police at the scene

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering his wife at their house in East Renfrewshire.

Robert Kerr, 38, is accused of killing 39-year-old Xin Xin Liu at the family home in Newton Mearns on Tuesday.

Prosecutors allege that he repeatedly stabbed the mother-of-two at the house in Beech Avenue.

During a private appearance at Paisley Sheriff Court, Mr Kerr made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.

The case against him was continued for prosecutors to investigate further and he is expected to make a second court appearance next week.

Image caption Mrs Liu's body was found at her home on Beech Avenue, next to Maple Avenue, in Newton Mearns

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