A man who beheaded his wife at their home has been detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act.
Bio-scientist Samantha Ho, 39, was found dead in Curlew Place, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, on 29 August.
Her head and torso were discovered separately. A post-mortem examination found she died from cuts to her neck.
Her husband, Timothy Allen, 40, of Curlew Place, admitted manslaughter by diminished responsibility last month. He appeared at Southwark Crown Court.
Police were initially called to the house by the ambulance service after a report of concern for a man at the property.
Armed officers forced entry to the house, where Ms Ho’s body was found.
Live: More on Samantha Ho’s murder
Allen was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to hospital with what police described as a serious but not life-threatening injury.
He was released and on 31 August and was charged with murdering his wife.
He pleaded not guilty to murder on 16 December but admitted manslaughter on 26 February.
What’s wrong with the BBC? This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service – if this is your content and you’re reading it on someone else’s site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.
Source:: BBC world news feed