Teenager appears in court charged with murder of Sunderland shop worker Joan Hoggett
Ethan Mountain, 19, appeared before magistrates sitting at Newcastle Crown Court charged with killing the 62-year-old, who died after suffering injuries consistent with a stabbing on Wednesday night at the One Stop where she worked in Sea Road, Fulwell.
Mountain, wearing a grey jumper when he appeared in the dock, spoke only to confirm his name, age, address and nationality during the short hearing.
Prosecutor Jonathan Moore said: “The charge is one of murder and the defendant can’t make a bail application today."
Mountain, of Heaton Gardens in South Shields, was remanded in custody by the bench.
He will appear at Newcastle Crown Court on Tuesday at 11am for a bail application.
Magistrates have also listed a hearing in the case at the same court on October 5.
Floral tributes have been left to popular Ms Hoggett outside the One Stop shop following her death.