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Janet Dunn, 73, has pleaded guilty to the involuntary manslaughter of 81-year-old Anthony Dunn, who was found dead on March 15.
Police had been called to Beech Court, in the exclusive area of Ponteland, Northumberland, that day, to a report of concern for the welfare of a man.
When emergency services arrived, they found Mr. Dunn, who was confirmed dead at the scene.
Arrested and Charged
Police had been called to Beech Court, in the exclusive area of Ponteland, Northumberland on 15 March, due to a report of concern for the welfare of a man and when emergency services arrived they found Mr. Dunn, who was confirmed dead at the scene. scene
His wife, from the same address, was due to stand trial for her murder at Newcastle Crown Court today.
But before a jury could be sworn into the case, she pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.
Mrs. Dunn reportedly admitted to having a disagreement with her husband and “then found herself holding a pillow over her face”, which resulted in her death.
She then fled the scene, leaving the couple’s daughter to discover Mr. Dunn’s body and call the police.
Mrs. Dunn was arrested the following day and charged with murder on March 17.
Prosecutor Peter Glenser QC told the court, after consultation with expert psychiatrists, that her guilty plea on the lesser charge was acceptable.
Mrs. Dunn will be sentenced on Thursday, after the completion of medical reports, and she remains in custody in the meantime.
Mrs Dunn was due to stand trial for her husband’s murder at Newcastle Crown Court today, but before a jury could be sworn in the case, she pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, after previously appearing in Court of Bedlington Magistrates (pictured) on one count of murder.
Judge Paul Sloan QC said there was a ‘complex’ background to the case, telling Ms Dunn: ‘You must understand, I am not giving any indication of the sentence that will be imposed, that will depend on the content of the reports that will be to be prepared between now and Thursday.
She ‘will be in pretrial detention pending Thursday’s hearing.’
Detective Chief Inspector Matt Steel said: “Our thoughts remain with his (Mr. Dunn’s) family as they continue to come to terms with this tragic incident.”
“This guilty plea will spare them a trial and the added stress it can bring.”