Belfast Telegraph

Daughter of elderly couple stabbed to death tried mouth-to-mouth, court told

Marjorie and Michael Cawdery
Marjorie and Michael Cawdery

The daughter of an elderly couple from Portadown who were stabbed to death in their home tried mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on her father, a court heard on Friday.

Michael and Marjorie Cawdery, who were both 83, died in a "vicious and frenzied" attack after returning home from their weekly trip to Tescos.

Thomas Scott McEntee - who at the time of the double killing was living at a hostel in Kilkeel - has admitted two counts of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. The 41-year-old was told on Friday that he will be sentenced next week for the unlawful killings, which Belfast Crown Court heard he committed whilst experiencing an "extremely disturbed mental state."

Currently housed at the secure Shannon Unit in Knockbracken Healthcare Clinic in south Belfast, McEntee was arrested in the aftermath of the double manslaughter in a field of cows, wearing Mr Cawdery's clothes.

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