Millionaire hotelier Sir Richard Sutton, 83, died on Wednesday during an incident at a property near Gillingham, Dorset.
Dorset Police received a report at 19.30 BST raising concern for the welfare of the occupants of an address in Higher Langham near Gillingham.
Officers attended the address and found a man aged in his 80s and a woman aged in her 60s, both with serious injuries. It is believed both had sustained stab wounds.
The ambulance service also attended, however the man died at 9.15pm
An initial post-mortem examination that was conducted on Friday 9 April 2021 indicated that the cause of death was stab wounds to his chest.
The injured woman was airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol, where she remains in a critical condition.
Following enquiries, a man was arrested on suspicion of murder in the Hammersmith area of London on the evening of Wednesday 7 April 2021.
He was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening and was subsequently taken into police custody on his release from hospital.
Thomas Schreiber, aged 34 and from the Gillingham area, has now been charged with murder, attempted murder and dangerous driving and is due to appear at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Monday 12 April 2021.
Detective Inspector Simon Huxter, of Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT), said: “Our thoughts remain with the victims’ family and all of those affected by this terrible incident.
“Following a detailed investigation, we have consulted with the Crown Prosecution Service. As a result, Dorset Police have been authorised to formally charge Thomas Schreiber with the murder of Sir Richard, attempted murder of the injured woman and dangerous driving”.
Sir Richard was listed as the UK’s 435th wealthiest person in The Sunday Times Rich List in 2020 with an estimated family fortune of £301m – a rise of £83m on the previous year.