Aylesham Breaking Kent

PSCO Julie James murder was an extremely violent and apparently random attack a Court has heard

The 21-year-old man who is accused of Murdering PCSO Julia James appeared in court for a second time this morning charged with her murder. Callum Wheeler, of Sunshine Corner Avenue, Aylesham, stands accused of killing the 53-year-old mum-of-two, who found dead on a remote track in Snowdown. He appeared via a video link from HM Prison Belmarsh. Dressed in a grey prison tracksuit wearing a black face mask the defendant sat with his armed folded throughout the 20-minute hearing. No application for bail was made.

A 21-year-old man will stand trial accused of the murder of PCSO Julia James in November – with a motive for the seemingly random attack remaining unclear.
Callum Wheeler, of Sunshine Corner Avenue, Aylesham, is charged with killing the mum-of-two, who was found dead on a remote track in Snowdown on Tuesday, April 28.
He appeared before Maidstone Crown Court this morning via prison link from Belmarsh before senior judge Philip Statman and has been remanded in custody to next appear on June 8, with a trial date set for November 29.
He is accused of inflicting serious head injuries on the 53-year-old while she was out walking her Jack Russell, Toby.
Wheeler, who is expected to go on trial for four weeks beginning November 29, spoke only to confirm his name and details.
Prosecutor Martin Yale said that no members of the the victim’s family were present.
He told the hearing:”He is charged with the murder of Julia James and there is no application for bail.”
Mr Yale said officers were still working on forensic evidence, including an iron bar and officers were also trying to establish a possible motive for the extremely violent and apparently random attack.
Three police officers, including Det Chief Inspector Gavin Moss, involved in the investigation all attended the 18-minute hearing which was delayed after links to the prison were broken.
Wheeler is expected to enter his pleas at the next hearing on June 8, when he will appear in court.
Lesley Manley, defending, said that lawyers were looking at the possibility of a psychiatric report prior to the beginning of the four-week trial
Wheeler was arrested at 9.30pm on Friday night and questioned over the weekend.
He was charged on Monday with the murder of Julia, who worked with the domestic violence unit at Canterbury police station.
A post-mortem investigation revealed she suffered “significant head injuries”, sparking a widespread hunt for her killer.

Wheeler’s appearance in court comes just over two week

 

 

 

 

 

Wheeler was charged on Monday with the murder of Julia, who worked with the domestic violence unit at Canterbury police station.

 

 

Mr Martin Yale for the Prosecution said that the Police required more time due to the amount of forensic examination required on various items that also included an iron bar. Wheeler’s appearance in court comes just over two weeks when Julia James was found in what the Prosecution say was a violent and random attack with no motive in woodland in Aylesham in Kent. Wheeler is next set to appear on June 8, with a trial date set for 29th November last in the year with a trial expected to last four weeks. He is accused of murdering PCSO Julia James while she was out walking her Jack Russell, Toby in