Murder trial for man accused of stabbing pregnant girlfriend to death with scissors

A body is removed from the house in Neasden Lane where a young woman died this morning. Picture: Luc

A body is removed from the house in Neasden Lane where a young woman died this morning. Picture: Lucas Cumiskey - Credit: Archant

A Romanian man is set to stand trial in November accused of stabbing his pregnant girlfriend to death with a pair of scissors.

Ioan Campeanu, 43, appeared at the Old Bailey via video link from Belmarsh Prison this morning, charged with murder.

It is claimed he attacked 28-year-old Andra Hilitanu in the bathroom of their home in Neasden Lane, north London, on June 1.

Police were called at 2.30am. She suffered multiple wounds, including a fatal neck injury. She received treatment from paramedics, but died at the scene.

In court, a Romanian interpreter translated the brief hearing for Campeanu while barristers discussed arrangements for viewing medical records.


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Judge Anuja Dhir QC adjourned the case until October 19 for arraignment when he is due to enter a plea.

A two-week trial is due to begin on November 26.

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The defendant was remanded in custody.

Court reporting by the Press Association.

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