A former Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) manager has denied murdering his wife in a Norfolk village.
Warren Goring, 67, was arrested at his home in All Saints Road, Mundesley, in February, after his 63-year-old wife Shirley was found dead.
Mr Goring pleaded not guilty to murder at Chelmsford Crown Court.
No application for bail was made to the judge and he was remanded into custody until 12 September, when his trial is due to start.
Mr Goring, a former CPS business manager, retired in 2008 having worked at the CPS Norfolk headquarters at Carmelite House, St James Court, Norwich.
During a 26-year career with the CPS he assisted barristers at Norwich Crown Court, working on hundreds of cases including several murder trials.