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A former soldier has appeared in court for the murder of young parents Stephen and Jennifer Chapple.

The victims were stabbed to death at their home in Dragon Rise, Norton Fitzwarren, Somerset, while their children slept upstairs.

Suspects

His neighbor, Collin Reeves, 34, is accused of killing the couple.

Reeves, also of Dragon Rise, appeared in Taunton District Court today.

Dozens of friends and family of the Chapples gathered for the hearing.

The court was so busy that journalists videotaped the proceedings from a separate room.

Reeves, in gray overalls, spoke only to confirm his name, age and address.

He did not dispute the allegations made against him.

He was remanded in custody ahead of his first court appearance in Exeter on Friday.

Victims

Jennifer, 33, and Stephen, 36, were found seriously injured at their home around 9.45 p.m. Sunday.

When police arrived, they found the couple’s children, aged five and six, still asleep.

Jennifer worked in a daycare while her husband was a teacher.

Jennifer’s manager, Rob Brookes, described her as “a much appreciated employee and a very nice person.”

She told MailOnline: “We will remember her as a beautiful, caring and committed mother and coworker. It hit us all really hard and it feels very raw.

Stephen and the kids would stop sometimes and we got to know them too. They were a very close and loving family.

The children are now cared for by family members.

Police demanded that his privacy be respected after learning last night that Reeves had been charged.

Criminal Investigation Team Inspector Neil Meade said: “The specialists are supporting the families of Jennifer and Stephen, and our thoughts are with them tonight.

“We have kept you informed of the progress of our research and are aware of this latest development.

“It is undoubtedly an extremely difficult time for you and I ask that your privacy be respected as you continue to come to terms with what has happened.”

He added: “I would like to remind the media and the public that a criminal case is already pending and that Collin Reeves is entitled to a fair trial.

“It is extremely important that there are no reports, comments or online information exchanges that could interfere in any way with these procedures.”

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