Exmouth roofer admits manslaughter but denies murdering his mother

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By ExmouthPeople | Saturday, January 05, 2013, 10:00

AN EXMOUTH roofer has admitted killing his mother at her home in Brixington last year, but has denied her murder…

Andrew Cane, aged 30, pleaded guilty yesterday (4 January) at Exeter Crown Court to the manslaughter of 63-year-old Linda Sheard at her home in Port Mer Close, Brixington, Exmouth. Mrs Sheard's body was discovered at the house, where her son was also living, on 11 July 2012.

Following the alleged murder, the police and Cane's father made a public appeal. Mrs Sheard's car was found in Bristol. Cane was arrested in Gloucester three days later.

Cane and his mother both worked for the Exmouth-based company DJH Roofers. He was a roofer; she was a secretary at the company.

Simon Laws, QC, prosecuting, said the Crown did not accept Cane's pleas. Judge Francis Gilbert, QC, then adjourned the case for trial. He extended the custody limits to allow Cane's detention to continue. Cane's trial will begin at Exeter on 15 July.


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