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Man pleads guilty to killing mother Margaret Evans in their Portstewart home

By John Cassidy

Published 03/05/2016

Tragedy: Margaret Evans
Tragedy: Margaret Evans
Alun Kinney Evans outside court

A man has pleaded guilty to killing his mother in their family home almost two years ago.

Alun Kinney Evans (34) had previously denied murdering Margaret Evans in Portstewart, Co Londonderry on June 4, 2014.

At Antrim Crown Court sitting in Belfast, Evans pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his mother on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

Ms Evans, a 69-year old hairdresser who was known as locally as Margo, was found dead in the Knockancor Drive home she shared with her son.

Mr Justice Treacy remanded Evans back into custody and he will be sentenced on June 9.

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