Shropshire

Shrewsbury man admits manslaughter of Wesley Morris

A man has pleaded guilty to killing a 30-year-old man whose body was found at his Shrewsbury flat.

Shawn Heath Adams, 40, of The Paddocks, Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury, admitted the manslaughter of Wesley Morris on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

Mr Morris's body was found in Lancaster Road, Harlescott, on 12 October 2010. He died from severe head injuries.

Adams, who was originally accused of murdering Mr Morris, will be sentenced at Stafford Crown Court on Thursday.

Andrew Lockhart, prosecuting, said Adams's plea was accepted following consultations between the Crown Prosecution Service, West Mercia detectives and members of Mr Morris's family.

He said Adams admitted he had lost control and was responsible for all the injuries unemployed Mr Morris sustained at the Lancaster Road flat, where he lived alone.

Judge Stephen Tonking adjourned sentencing on Adams until Thursday. The defendant remains in custody.

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