A MAN accused of stabbing his boss to death will appear before a judge in three weeks’ time.

David Browning, 51, a payroll officer at the University of Brighton handed himself in to police at after his manager Jillian Howell was killed at her home in the Fiveways area of Brighton last Wednesday night.

Browning, of Willow Drive, Seaford, was today due to appear before a judge at Hove Crown Court to enter a plea to the murder charge he faces but was not produced before the court.

Judge Christine Laing said that Browning must appear before her on November 21 to entre his plea to a charge of murdering Jillian, 46, of Sandgate Road, Brighton and a second charge of being in possession of a lock knife at the time of his arrest.

Payroll manager Jillian's family described her as "kind, gentle and loving."

In a statement released after her death her family said: "We are shocked and heartbroken by her loss.

"She touched many lives in her volunteer work with the Samaritans and was always helping others.

"She loved to travel and was a passionate Albion fan and season ticket holder.

"She lived life to the fullest and was dearly loved by her friends and family."

Fellow Seagulls fans paid their respects to Jillian, also known as Jill, touching her empty seat at the American Express Community Stadium as a good luck talisman during Sunday's match.