World Daughter, 63, admits manslaughter of her war hero father whose body was found buried in back garden

18:08  11 july  2018
18:08  11 july  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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A woman has admitted killing her father , whose body was found buried in her back garden . Barbara Coombes, 63 , has this morning pleaded guilty to the manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility of her father Kenneth Coombes.

A WOMAN has admitted to killing her war hero dad before burying his body in her garden . Barbara Coombes, 63 , has pleaded guilty at Manchester Crown Court to the manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility of her father , Kenneth Coombes, whose body was found buried in her

The remains of Kenneth Coombes, pictured in his younger years, were discovered in January in the back garden of the family home in Stockport, Greater Manchester© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The remains of Kenneth Coombes, pictured in his younger years, were discovered in January in the back garden of the family home in Stockport, Greater Manchester A daughter has pleaded guilty to killing her war hero father after his body was found buried in her back garden.

Barbara Coombes, 63, pleaded guilty at Manchester Crown Court to manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility but denied murder.

The remains of her father, Kenneth Coombes, were discovered in January in the back garden of the family home in Stockport, Greater Manchester.

Barbara Coombes was charged with murdering her father in 2006, preventing his lawful burial, fraud by false representation and obtaining a pecuniary advantage.

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BARBARA Coombes today admitted the manslaughter of Kenneth Coombes by diminished responsibility - more than a decade after Updated: 11th July 2018, 2:12 pm. A MUM was today jailed for nine years for battering her war hero dad with a shovel and burying his body in her back garden .

A woman who admitted killing her war hero father with a shovel and burying his body , wrapped in a carpet, in her back garden has been jailed for nine years. Barbara Coombes has this morning pleaded guilty to the manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility of her father Kenneth Coombes.

Appearing in the dock wearing a grey jumper and flanked by two security guards today, Barbara Coombes appeared expressionless as she stared straight ahead and said the word 'guilty'.

Her brother Michael Coombes, who had previously said he wanted nothing to do with the case, appeared in court with two female relatives to watch Mrs Coombes enter her plea.

He too remained motionless and did not react as his sister pleaded guilty.

RAF veteran Kenneth, who served with distinction in World War Two and was decorated for his service, was in his 80s when he 'vanished' 12 years ago.

Police searched her £127,000 semi-detached home days after a 63-year-old woman attended Stockport Police Station in January.

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