Woman denies partner’s murder

A WOMAN has denied murdering her partner at their home in Gomersal. 

Michelle Spencer, 47, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to the murder of David Butterfield, above, at an address on Shirley Terrace on January 13.

The 43-year-old allegedly died from a stab wound.

Spencer appeared at Leeds Crown Court via video link from New Hall prison.

Michelle Colborne QC, defending Spencer, said it was expected that the trial would last into a second week and a provisional date was set for June 7.

Simon Waley, prosecuting said six civilian witnesses had already been required to attend the trial.

Spencer was remanded in custody.

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