Pensioner admits manslaughter of her husband

Pensioner admits manslaughter of her husband


pensioner who held a pillow over her husband’s face after an argument about their funds has pleaded responsible to his manslaughter.

Janet Dunn was charged with killing 81-year-old Anthony Dunn at their residence in Ponteland on March 15.

Northumbria Police mentioned the 73-year-old then “fled” the property and left the couple’s daughter to seek out her father’s physique.

Officers had been known as to the home within the Northumberland village at round 5.25pm and located Mr Dunn useless.

Dunn, of Beech Court docket, Ponteland, was because of go on trial for homicide at Newcastle Crown Court docket on Monday.

She then fled their marital residence, leaving their grownup daughter to find his physique and name police

A cost of manslaughter was put to her earlier than the trial was because of get below approach, and he or she pleaded responsible. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) later confirmed the plea was acceptable.

Prosecutor Peter Glenser QC informed the court docket the medical skilled instructed by the CPS “is now aware of extra data” than in his preliminary report.

“In consequence, the plea entered this morning is now acceptable to the Crown,” Mr Glenser mentioned.

Northumbria Police mentioned: “On March 15, (Dunn) had been in a disagreement along with her husband, Anthony Dunn, 81, over their funds.

“It was reported that Mrs Dunn then discovered herself holding a pillow over his face and her husband of 53 years, died on account of her actions.

“She then fled their marital residence, leaving their grownup daughter to find his physique and name police.”

The Recorder of Newcastle, Choose Paul Sloan QC, remanded Dunn in custody till her sentencing listening to on the similar court docket on Thursday.

Detective Chief Inspector Matt Metal, one of many officers engaged on the case, mentioned: “This has been an extremely terrible case which I’m certain may have shocked the area people, and has resulted within the loss of life of Mr Dunn.

“Our ideas stay along with his household as they proceed to come back to phrases with this tragic incident. This responsible plea will spare them a trial and the added stress that may carry.

“I wish to thank the arduous work of all of the officers concerned. It has been an extremely troublesome investigation however their dedication to discovering justice has resulted in an in depth evidential file and a responsible plea.

“Hopefully the household can now look to maneuver ahead with their grief and discover some closure with this end result.”

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