Stephen and Carol Baxter Wiki- Stephen and Carol Baxter Biography
Stephen and Carol Baxter Stephen Baxter, 61, and wife Carol, 64, were discovered at their home in Mersea Island, Essex, on April 9.
Luke D’Wit appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court today where he denied two counts of murder.
The 34-year-old also pleaded not guilty to the theft of jewelery belonging to Carol on or before July 6.
D’Wit denied a further count of possessing a class A drug, fentanyl, on July 16.
Stephen and Carol Baxter Age
Stephen age is 61 years old.
Carol Baxter age is 64 years old.
Cause of Death
He was remanded into custody ahead of a provisional trial date of February 12 next year.
Police initially treated the couple’s deaths as unexpected and not suspicious.
But following toxicology analysis, two men and a woman were arrested on July 6.
An inquest heard how Carol’s cause of death was given as “combined fentanyl and promethazine toxicity with terminal bronchopneumonia”.
While her husband died from “cardiomegaly and alcoholic liver disease with fentanyl intoxication”.
Fentanyl is a strong opioid painkiller used to treat severe pain and is only available on prescription. It is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.
Carol and Stephen were joint directors of bath and shower mat firm Cazsplash.
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