Irish man charged with murder of estranged wife in Wales

Paul Martin Jordan (54) appeared in connection with the death of Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Jordan (53)

Paul Martin Jordan was further remanded in custody by Judge Eleri Rees who appeared via a live television link from Cardiff Crown Court.

Paul Martin Jordan was further remanded in custody by Judge Eleri Rees who appeared via a live television link from Cardiff Crown Court.

 

An Irish man living in north Wales has been charged with the murder of his estranged wife.

Paul Martin Jordan (54) appeared at Mold Crown Court in Wales on Friday in connection with the death of Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Jordan (53) on July 31st.

The mother-of-two is understood to have been discovered with serious knife wounds at her home in Bangor on Monday. She later died in hospital.

Ms Jordan, originally from Castleiney in Co Tipperary, is believed to have lived in Wales for a number of years.

Mr Jordan is understood to be from Thurles. He was further remanded in custody by Judge Eleri Rees who appeared via a live television link from Cardiff Crown Court.

The judge fixed a plea and directions hearing on October 4th and a trial – which is expected to last two weeks – was provisionally fixed for January 15th next.

Barrister Elen Owen for defence said it was very early stages but the likely issue would be one of intent.

In a statement posted online, Ms Jordan’s son and daughter said: “It is with deepest regret that we announce the tragic loss of our wonderful mother, Betty.

“Nothing was ever too much for Mum to help anyone in need and she always refused any gesture in return. She never passed judgment and treated everyone as her own. She was truly loved by family, friends, work colleagues and all who had the pleasure and privilege of meeting her,” they said.