Durban musician Charlie Ridgway appears in court for girlfriend's murder

Charlie Ridgway with Jenny King. (Image via Facebook)
Charlie Ridgway with Jenny King. (Image via Facebook)

Durban musician Charlie Ridgway appeared in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court on Tuesday for the murder of his girlfriend.

The 56-year-old musician of Gillitts, was released on R2 000 bail and was ordered to hand in his British passport.

His girlfriend, 55-year-old Jenny King of Forest Hills, was found dead in the bedroom of her home by a relative on Saturday morning.

It is alleged the couple had an altercation late on Friday, or in the early hours of Saturday, before Ridgway left.

A close friend of King's - who did not wish to be named -  told News24 that a post-mortem report stated the cause of death was blunt force trauma and internal bleeding.

Ridgway is expected to appear in court again in March.

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