A HORSE trainer today appeared in court charged with 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 Exeter Crown Court today.
She did not enter a plea due to the current barrister strike.
Rawle was remanded in custody ahead of a provision trial in February next year.
Police were scrambled to the home on August 21 following reports of a stabbing.
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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".
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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