A man has been charged over the murder of Valerie Freer who died in Whittington, near Lichfield, last month.
Valerie, who was 68, was pronounced deceased by paramedics on the driveway of her home on Lichfield Road, at around 10.53am on Thursday 24 February.
A post-mortem examination confirmed Valerie died as a result of injuries to her neck.
Alexander Verdu Munoz, aged 26, an Argentinian national of no-fixed-address, has been with charged with murder, two counts of aggravated burglary as well as one count of burglary, possession of a bladed article and dangerous driving.
The murder charge relates to the death of Valerie Freer on 24 February, while the aggravated burglary and other charges relate to incidents which took place on 12 and 21 February.
Mr Munoz remains in police custody and is due to appear before magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre later today (Friday 11 March).
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Ian Fitzgerald, said: “Our thoughts remain with the family of Valerie at this time.
“I would also like to thank the community of Whittington for their patience and understanding.
“Please avoid speculating on social media as to the circumstances surrounding Valerie’s death, as you may prejudice forthcoming legal proceedings.”