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Jessop Court killing: Man, 32, in court charged with stab murder of Elidona Demiraj

PUBLISHED: 09:08 05 February 2016 | UPDATED: 13:46 05 February 2016

Scene: Forensic teams and police officers outside the flat in Jessop Court, off Graham Street in Islington, on Monday

Scene: Forensic teams and police officers outside the flat in Jessop Court, off Graham Street in Islington, on Monday

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A man accused of murdering a woman by stabbing her in the throat in her Islington flat has appeared in court.

Arben Rexha, 32, was charged over the death on Sunday of Elidona Demiraj, 25, in Jessop Court.

Rexha, also of Jessop Court, appeared at the Old Bailey yesterday and was remanded in custody. He will be back at the same court on April 21 to enter a plea.

Neighbours on Monday told the Gazette how Albanian national Ms Demiraj had only recently moved in to the tower block.

Her next-door neighbour Tracy Baxter, 49, said: “She was locked out of the flat only on Saturday afternoon. We invited her in to ours for a coffee.”

Ms Demiraj was found with stab wounds late the following night. Medics battled to save her but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Other neighbours spoke of hearing “loud screams” and “a thump”.

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