Boyfriend and his mother charged after woman found dead in flat

Marlene Doyle, 32, died from head injuries, post-mortem confirms

Chiara Giordano
Monday 24 January 2022 00:44
<p>Patryk Skupinski, 36, has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend Marlene Doyle after she was found dead at a flat in Coventry</p>

Patryk Skupinski, 36, has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend Marlene Doyle after she was found dead at a flat in Coventry

A man and his mother have been charged after a woman’s body was found at a flat in Coventry.

Marlene Doyle, 32, was found inside the property at Othello Court, Shakespeare Street, on Thursday.

A post-mortem examination confirmed she died of injuries to her head, West Midlands Police said.

Ms Doyle’s partner, Patryk Skupinski, 36, from Othello Court, Shakespeare Street, has been charged with murder.

His mother, Hanna Skupinski, 57, also from Coventry, has been charged with assisting an offender.

They will both appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Detective Inspector Adam Jobson, from West Midlands Police’s homicide team, said: “My thoughts remain with Marlene’s family who are understandably devastated by what has happened.

“I’d encourage anyone who saw any suspicious in the area over the last week, or has any information to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact police through the Live Chat function on the force’s website or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. Quote crime reference 20/147159/22.

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