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Pesticide drinker denies murdering wife in Southampton

Police cordon at the scene
Officers in chemical protection suits were called to the couple's home

A Southampton man has denied murdering his wife.

George Kibuuka, 47, is accused of killing Margaret Kibuuka, 40, who was found stabbed to death at their home in Shirley on 8 November last year.

Mr Kibuuka was found injured at the house in Richville Road after drinking pesticide, which seeped through his skin and affected hospital staff.

He was remanded in custody at Winchester Crown Court and a trial date was set for 18 October.

Medical staff at Southampton General Hospital suffered reactions to the pesticide after treating him.

Firefighters wearing chemical protection suits were called to the couple's home to take away hazardous materials after Mrs Kibuuka's body was found.

Mrs Kibuuka originated from Uganda but had lived in the UK with her husband for a number of years.

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