34 year old man admits the manslaughter of his mother in Portstewart

Belfast Crown Court

A 34 year old County Derry man man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his mother at their home in Portstewart.

In June 2014, 69 year old retired hairdresser Margo Evans was found dead at the house she shared with her son at Knockancor Drive .

Alun Kinney Evans had previously denied a charge of murdering his mother, but yesterday at Amtrim Crown Court, he admitted her manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

He was remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced on 9 June.