Horfield murder probe: Tribute paid to 'gifted' teacher Judith Ege
The family of a special needs teacher from Bristol who died in an incident in Horfield, has paid tribute to her.
Judith Ege died in an incident in Highbury Road, Horfield on Saturday June 30.
Barach Bandavad, the ex-partner of her step daughter, this morning appeared in court charged with her murder.
Her family today said: "Judy touched the lives of everyone she met and left them feeling they were a better person for having met her. A gifted and talented special needs teacher she taught those children the rest of society had often written off. All of her working life was spent developing children with complex special needs.
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"Although retired such was her ability and talent that she was persuaded to come out of retirement to help in the restructuring of a special needs school in Kuwait where she would have been teaching special needs pupils and special needs teachers. She will be sorely missed by those children she taught and those she was going to teach.
"Family and friends were in abundance and despite a very challenging work life no birthdays, weddings or other celebration was ever missed or forgotten. She made time for everybody and was happiest when making other people happy.
"Judy was a beautiful woman inside and outside who always looked on the positive side of life and always put the needs of others before her own."
Investigations are ongoing and 38-year-old Barach Bandavad has been charged with her murder.
Bandavad, who was the ex partner of Judith Ege's step daughter appeared before Bristol magistrates this morning where he was remanded into custody to appear at Bristol Crown Court on Friday July 6.
Detectives investigating this crime are continuing to appeal for information in regards to a weapon that may have been used in this incident. Anyone who may have any information that may help is asked to call the incident room on 0117 945 4085 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.