A jobless teen accused of beating an innocent passer-by to death in a builder’s yard moments after storming out of a flat during a row with his girlfriend has been remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey.
Local woman Toni Rudman, 24, (pictured) suffered fatal head injuries in North Road, Woolwich, South East London on August 7.
Jobless Ryan David Lee Backhouse, 19, appeared at Woolwich Magistrates’ Court charged with her murder and will next appear on November 15.
A relative of Toni’s said from the family home in Erith: “We can’t believe it has happened. We are in total shock.
“My mother’s struggling to cope. We are utterly devastated and she is in pieces.”
Passers-by ran to help after hearing the victim’s screams and found her lying on the ground with “horrendous” head injuries.
Paramedics and an air ambulance were called at 8.10pm, but Toni was declared dead at the scene.