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25 June 2013, 16:26
The partner of a 48-year-old man who was murdered in Southbourne has paid tribute to him.
The dismembered body of William Spiller was found at around 1.30pm on Monday 17th June at a flat in Lacey Court on Stedman Road in Southbourne.
On Tuesday 19th June, his 26-year-old son Nathan Robinson was arrested in the West Midlands area and subsequently charged with murder.
William's partner Glenys Molyneaux, said:
“Will was only with us for two years but he became a much loved member of our family. He will be greatly missed.
“Our loss is going to be very hard to bear but we are left with some wonderful memories of a true gentleman with a big heart, a lovely sense of humour and a loving nature.
“Please respect our privacy at this sad time and allow us to grieve in peace.
“Many thanks to Dorset Police and the liaison support team who have been, and continue to be, there for us.”
An inquest was opened and adjourned at 2.30pm on Monday 24th June 2013 at the coroner’s court in Bournemouth. Evidence was heard that 48-year-old William Robert Spiller from Bournemouth was found dead at his home address on 17 June 2013. At the hearing it was confirmed that he had been dismembered, and the body was found in plastic storage boxes. The cause of death was unascertained pending further laboratory tests.
Nathan Robinson appeared in court again on Tuesday June 25th, where he gave an address in the West Midlands. A provisional trial date was set for December 2nd, and he will reappear in court on August 30th for a plea and directions hearing.