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Marie Gavin admits stabbing partner in Bedford

A 40-year-old Bedfordshire woman has admitted killing her long-term partner, despite not being able to remember the stabbing because she was drunk.

Marie Gavin was charged with the murder of Piotre Plonski, 34, in April at the home they shared in Bedford.

At Luton Crown Court her plea of guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility was accepted.

The case will be outlined when she returns to court for sentencing at a date to be fixed before Christmas.

She was remanded in custody.

Mr Plonski was found with two stab wounds at the couple's flat in Browney Path, Bedford.

Beverley Cripps, for the prosecution, said a guilty plea to the lesser charge would be accepted.

Andrew Jefferies QC, defending, said: "This had been a loving relationship and they were coming up to their sixth year together.

"But there were issues with alcohol on both sides. She now accepts killing her partner but does not remember it."

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