Christopher Hotten QC defends tragic death case

Tue, 16 Aug 2011

A Birmingham woman has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a woman in Edgbaston last year.
Anna Somers, aged 30, from Handsworth, admitted the charge of manslaughter in connection with the death of Audrey Meadley.
Somers had been due to stand trial at Birmingham Crown Court accused of causing the death of Ms Meadley in Edgbaston in November.
The 49-year-old was found dead at her home in Lenchs Green, Edgbaston, on November 24 last year.
Officers attended the address and forced entry and found her body, after concerns she had not been seen for several days.
Somers was arrested the following day.
Investigating officer Glenn Moss, from the Force Criminal Investigation Department, said: "We welcome today's outcome.
"This was a particularly tragic and difficult case and we can only hope that the outcome today helps bring some closure for Audrey's family."
Somers will next appear in court on September 19 for sentencing after psychiatric reports are prepared.

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