The suspected killer of a 21-year-old scholar who died in a Huddersfield avenue refused to present up to his first courtroom hearing.
Paul Crowther, 35, was due to seem at Leeds Crown Court from custody on Tuesday morning in relation to the loss of life of Bethany Fields.
Bethany, from Bramley in Leeds, was discovered significantly injured in Huddersfield Town Center at 6.12pm on Thursday (September 12) and died from her wounds.
Crowther has been charged with homicide and possession of a bladed article however has not but entered pleas.
Prosecutor Mark McKone advised the courtroom: ‘He [Crowther] has elected not to attend court today.’.
No software was made for bail throughout and Crowther was ordered to stay in custody till the subsequent hearing.
A plea and trial preparation hearing was listed for October 31.
Any trial is predicted to final no less than 5 days and one was provisionally listed for March 2 subsequent 12 months.
Bethany’s family members have been within the public gallery throughout the transient hearing.
In a tribute launched after her loss of life, they described how the environmental geography scholar had ‘a bright future ahead of her’ and was set to journey to Iceland and the Canary Islands as half of her research.
In an announcement launched through the police, they stated: ‘The life of Bethany, who was a ravishing, proficient, bold, clever, type, giving, and loving daughter, was tragically taken from her.
‘A daughter, who any parent would have been proud of, much loved and respected by all; family, friends, work colleagues and fellow students.’
They added: ‘She was musically gifted, beginning on a music mentoring course and progressively throughout the holidays working at a studio.
‘More recently, she worked with a charitable organisation for people with physical and learning difficulties. Through this, she brought much joy and pleasure into other people’s lives.
‘She will be sadly missed, but never forgotten, forever in our hearts and thoughts.’