A HORSE trainer will stand trial accused of murdering her husband who was found knifed in the back at home.
Christine Rawle, 69, allegedly stabbed husband of 35 years Ian Rawle, 72, at their isolated bungalow in Knowle, North Devon.
The hypnotist, who uses her skills on horses, appeared at Truro Crown Court today.
Rawle pleaded not guilty to a single charge of murder.
She was initially due to stand trial next month but this has been delayed.
A new date has not yet been set with Rawle remanded in custody.
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Police were scrambled to the home on August 21 following reports of a stabbing.
Ian was found suffering from a single stab wound to his back at around 2.35pm.
Tragically he couldn't be saved and was declared dead around 45 minutes later.
Neighbours told how Ian, who used to run the village shop, and his "horse whisperer" wife were "quite reserved" but "nice people".
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One said: "They both did their own thing. Chris was into a lot of things – she certainly offered her services as a hypnotist."
On her social media, Rawle described herself as a "Hypnotist, Trauma Recovery Guide, Horsewoman".
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