Mother And Daughter Murder: Man Charged

Mother And Daughter Murder: Man Charged

A man has been charged with murdering a mother and daughter in their own home.

Anthony Showers, 42, is accused of killing Jade Hales, 28, and her 53-year-old mother Karen Lyn Hales, who were both found to have died of severe head injuries.

Their bodies were discovered by police at their house in Anfield, Liverpool, on Monday, after concerns were raised about their welfare.

Jade's pet dog was also found dead.

Showers, of Clarendon Road, Anfield, will appear at Liverpool Magistrates' Court later.

He is thought to be the ex-partner of Miss Hales.

In a statement, relatives of the victims said: "Karen and Jade were a large part of our family, they were as close as any mum and daughter could be and they will be so badly missed.

"We, as the family, need privacy to grieve Jade and Karen and to come to terms with this horrific shock we have all suffered."

Samantha Parkin, 25, a friend of Jade, said "She was bubbly, she was funny, she was dozy, she was kind.

"She would do anything for anyone. She loved everyone who came into contact with her.

"It's the worst thing that has ever happened to me. I'm going to miss her."

Ellie Bleasdale said: "She was a lovely girl, wouldn't hurt a fly, a sound girl."