Bournemouth man charged with the murder of his wife

02/06/2014

A 60-year-old man from Bournemouth was charged on Saturday 31 May with the murder of his wife. His 26-year-old son was charged with assisting an offender on Sunday 1 June 2014.

John Montague, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service in Wessex, said: "I have authorised Dorset Police to charge Pierre Legris, 60, from Bournemouth, with the murder of his wife Rui Li. Rui Li was a nurse at Poole Hospital. She was discovered dead in the boot of a car parked in Bournemouth on Friday 30 May 2014.

"This followed an investigation into the disappearance of Ms Li, who was reported missing on Tuesday 27 May 2014.

"I have also authorised Dorset Police to charge the son of Pierre Legris, Jonathan, 26, also from Bournemouth, with assisting an offender.

"Pierre Legris is appearing at Bournemouth Magistrates' Court on Monday 2 June and Jonathan Legris has been bailed and will appear at Bournemouth Magistrates' Court on 17 June.

"Proceedings are now ongoing and the defendants have the right to a fair trial. It is very important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings."