Northern Ireland

Margaret Evans: Alun Kinney Evans pleads guilty to killing his mother

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Image caption Alun Kinney Evans, photographed leaving court in 2014, has admitted the manslaughter of his mother on the grounds of diminished responsibility

A man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his mother in their family home in County Londonderry.

Margaret Evans, a 69-year old hairdresser who was known as Margo, was found dead in June 2014 at the house she shared with her son in Portstewart.

Alun Kinney Evans had previously denied a charge of murdering his mother.

At Antrim Crown Court, sitting in Belfast, on Tuesday, the 34-year-old admitted her manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

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Image caption Margaret Evans' body was found at her home in Portstewart in 2014

Evans was remanded back into custody and is due to be sentenced on 9 June.

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