Gloucestershire

Broadwell woman guilty of 'vicious' attack death

Gerald Nott Image copyright Gloucestershire Police
Image caption Gerald Nott, 66, died from head injuries after being kicked and punched at home in Queensway, Coleford

A woman who beat a man to death in his own home in the Forest of Dean has been convicted of manslaughter.

Amanda Howard kicked and punched 66-year-old Gerald Nott in a "vicious and cowardly attack" in Coleford, causing him fatal head injuries.

A Bristol Crown Court jury rejected a charge of murder but found her guilty of manslaughter after a trial.

Howard, 46, of Edinburgh Place in Broadwell, was remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced on 22 May.

Image copyright Gloucestershire Police
Image caption Howard will be sentenced at Bristol Crown Court on 22 May

"This was a vicious and cowardly attack on a man in his own home," said senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Ian Ginn.

"We hope Amanda Howard's conviction today will at least provide some comfort for the victim's family.

"The judge himself paid tribute to Gerald's family and Amanda Howard's family - saying they had both shown great dignity throughout the trial."

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