Karen Vamplew: Woman denies murder following fatal Newark house fire

A woman has denied murder after a bungalow fire killed a 77-year-old more than two years ago.

Emergency services were called to the property in Eton Court, Newark, Nottinghamshire, at about 01:30 GMT on 15 December 2021.

Elizabeth Vamplew was taken to hospital and died later the same day.

Karen Vamplew, 43, of King Street, Newark, pleaded not guilty to one count of murder at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday.

A provisional trial date has been set for 8 April.

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