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A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a care manager in West Sussex, found dead at her home four months ago.
Phillip Brown, 45, was charged by Sussex Police on Tuesday 28th May in connection with the death of Debbie Levey.
The body of the 44-year-old was found at her home in Cherry Tree Cottage in the village of East Ashling, near Chichester, on 28th January.
At Worthing Magistrates' Court, Brown, a driver of Latham Road, Selsey, was remanded in custody to appear at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday 30th May, a court official said.
Speaking after Ms Levey's death, her father, John Etherton, said:
"We are all absolutely devastated by this terrible news.
"Debbie was a most caring and compassionate person, who worked in a series of caring professions.
"We all loved her deeply. She will be very much missed by her family, and also by colleagues and her friends and neighbours."
Ms Levey was employed at the Leaholme care home in Chichester, run and managed by Places for People.
A Places for People spokesman said that she had "displayed so much passion and warmth" while caring for others.