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Pensioner admits murder of 81-year-old wife

John Chapman admitted murdering his wife. Credit: Essex Police.

A pensioner from Essex has admitted murdering his 81-year-old wife.

John Chapman, of Vista Road in Clacton, pleaded guilty at a hearing at Chelmsford Crown Court today (Friday August 4).

His wife, Jean Chapman, was found dead in the bedroom of their home on Monday June 12.

A post-mortem examination found she had died from a severe head injury.

Mr Chapman will be sentenced on September 8.