BREAKING HAMPSHIRE HAVANT

Shane Lee Mays 30, has appeared in Winchester Crown Court to answer the charge of Murdering teenager Louise Smith

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Mays has been ordered to undergo further mental health assessments after he pleaded not guilty to murder to the charge of murdering Louise.
Atrial date has been set at Winchester Crown Court for November 16, the trial is  expected to last four weeks.
 
Mays will appear again at Winchester Crown Court on the 22nd of October.
Previously;
Mays standing only to confirm his name and then to respond to a plea, was asked from the indictment of murdering Louise Smith on the 8th May 2020 for his plea.
Mays was asked “Shane Lee Mays, you stand charged on the indictment with murder, the particulars of the offence are on the 8th May 2020, you murdered Louise Smith, Shane Lee Mays do you plead guilty or Not Guilty.”
Mays responded “Not Guilty.”
 
Provisionally Mays has been listed on the 10th of November for a Trial, which may be subject to change but it will be at Winchester Crown Court.
James Newton-Price QC for the prosecution told the court the case concerns the murder of Louise Smith, a 16 year old girl whose body was discovered in Havant woodland.
The prosecution told the court that a charge decision will be made by next Saturday 25th July in relation to a possible Co/defendant although possibly not of the same offence
 
Mays was remanded back into custody.
 
Shane Lee Mays, 29, of Somborne Drive, Havant, is charged with murder of his wife’s cousin and remanded in custody.
 
A 29-year-old woman, arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been released on bail.
 
Both were previously arrested on suspicion of kidnap on May 14 and had been released on bail.
 
Louise, 16, was last seen at around midday on Friday 8 May in Somborne Drive, Havant and her body was discovered in the Havant Thicket woodland on the 21st May.