Joe Storey to go on trial accused of murder of Norwich mother of two Kerri McAuley

PUBLISHED: 08:47 05 June 2017 | UPDATED: 14:52 14 June 2017

Kerri McAuley. Photo: Norfolk Police

Kerri McAuley. Photo: Norfolk Police

Norfolk Police

A man accused of the murder of a Norwich mother of two is to go on trial today.

Scene of murder on Southalls Way, Norwich.
Picture: ANTONY KELLYScene of murder on Southalls Way, Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Kerri McAuley, 32, was found deceased at a property in Southalls Way on Sunday, January 8.

A Home Office post mortem examination revealed Ms McAuley was subjected to a severe blunt force assault.

Joe Storey, 26, of St John Street, Norwich, who is believed to be Ms McAuley’s former partner, was charged with her murder and is due to go on trial at Norwich Crown Court today after he denied the offence.

Tributes poured in following the death of Ms McAuley who was described as “beautiful inside and out”.

Her heartbroken family issued a statement thanking family and friends for their support following Ms McAuley’s death.

Her mother, who described Ms McAuley as “the most awesome and everything mummy”, said “The love and support displayed by her family and friends is overwhelming and immensely comforting.”

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